Amidst the generic we’re-your-home-no-matter-what social networking sites, there’s a number of very specialized social networks as well. One of them which I find strangely soothing & nice is Dopplr. What does it do, and who’s it for?
If you travel more than five times a year and have friends who do as well, then Dopplr is for you. How does Dopplr work? It lets you share your future travel plans with a group of trusted fellow travellers whom you have chosen. It also reminds you of friends and colleagues who live in the cities you’re planning to visit.
And that’s it, really: You tell your friends on Dopplr where you’re going to be, and Dopplr tells you where they are, or rather: When your friends are close enough for meeting up. No more, no less. Smooth and easy. (Not that I really travel that much right now.)
Currently Dopplr is still in private closed beta, but they’re speeding up growth. If you want to join in, drop me a line (peter (at) thewavingcat.com). I’ve still got invites.
(If you’re already on dopplr.com, why not say hi?)