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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”

    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.

    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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