TECH CRUNCH - Aug 3 - Users are complaining that Twoo, a social networking service, is sending unwanted messages to their contacts. Co-founder and CEO Lorenz Bogaert counters that this is a misunderstanding and the company is working to fix it. The app auto-selects all of the user’s friends with no unselect all button, meaning the user must manually unselect every friend. While the “connect” button fairly obviously pings all of the user’s contacts, the “next” button will also send messages to all of the user’s friends. At the very best, the site is unnecessarily confusing. At the worst, it is purposefully complex in order to message unsuspecting users’ contacts to increase its membership.
Mark Brooks: Twoo have stiff competition with Badoo, also out of the UK. Badoo has been accused of being spammy in the past as well. These People Discovery services have both pushed the fringe of what's allowable and tolerable, and good practice. (Full Disclosure: Courtland Brooks has advised Twoo in the past)