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Social App that Helps Me Work

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Author: Mark Dixon
Friday, May 16, 2008
1:55 pm

Thanks to my colleague Terry Sigle who referred Tripit.com to me Tuesday evening. I have been delighted with its real-world features that simplified my work life.

This afternoon, I completed a travel itinerary that required three separate reservations – two through the AMEX travel website and one through a direct call from a hotel. I then simply sent the three reservation emails, untouched, to tripit.com.

Voila! As if by magic, I received an email with a link to a composite itinerary complete with day-by-day weather forecasts, maps and driving directions. I easily verifed that everything was in sync printed out a combined schedule. Plus, all the individual reservations showed up on my i-cal compatible calendar and I easily accessed the itinerary via the mobile Tripit site.

In addition to this capability, Tripit.com has a social networking capability, similar to Dopplr, that allows travellers to link to each other and share travel plans. Please email me at mgd [at] sun [dot] com if you would like to connect and keep abreast of each other’s travel schedule.

This, my friends, is great stuff!

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2 Responses to “Social App that Helps Me Work”

    <keanureeves>
    This is indeed a fine idea and good use of social networking techniques. And not too bad on the Ajax and Javascript, either. Thanks for the pointer, and keep on rockin’, identity dude.
    </keanureeves>

    Comment by TerryG on May 18, 2008 at 2:47 pm

    Thanks, Terry. Glad you found it useful.

    Comment by Mark Dixon on May 19, 2008 at 9:40 am

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