Company is backed by Battery Ventures, Google CEO Eric Schmidt's Innovation Endeavors and MySpace founder Chris DeWolfe.
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA, Gogobot, the fast-growing social travel site that is revolutionizing the way people plan trips by offering users personalized travel recommendations via their social networks, launched today a new and unique feature called Travel Collections. The first of its kind, the new Collections layout allows Gogobot users to create beautiful, stylized digital scrapbooks to capture and share all aspects of their travels with friends and family.
"Our travels are important to us, creating memories that are deeply personal and rich with emotion. Until today, however, people have been limited to sharing these memories through online photo albums where the images are preserved, but the context and narrative that gives them meaning is lost. Today, Gogobot takes the world beyond the photo album, launching a revolutionary digital scrapbook that allows users to curate and share all aspects of their travels, packaged into a super user-friendly interactive, crisp and clean design," said Travis Katz, Gogobot co-founder and CEO.
The new feature allows users to share their adventures in a format rich with color and context - an enhanced scrapbook for the digital age. Users can share their photos, reviews and other details about the places they stayed, dined, and traveled from the Gogobot site. The new Collections layout also allows users to seamlessly integrate their activities from other social media sites - including their check-ins on Facebook and Foursquare - and professional photos from Gogobot. All of these elements are packaged into pages about each place, allowing friends to learn more about your trip , see a map of where you were when you caught that sunset, or even make a reservation at the hotel where you stayed. These elements are presented in a clean and elegant format with an interactive map that allows users to share vacations with their social networks in a streamlined, beautifully packaged layout, while making it easy for friends to use this information to plan their own trips.
"Why waste time uploading dozens of untagged, uncaptioned photos? Now you can share all your favorite places and memorable moments in rich detail in half the time. Gogobot's Travel Collections let you show off the most memorable moments from your trip and helps friends plan their next trip, too," said Katz.
Collections are available as a free feature on Gogobot.com.
Examples of the Collections:
Things to do in London
Things to do in Napa
In just seven months since its public launch, Gogobot users have shared more than 600,000 destinations across the globe with their networks on Gogobot. The site won the prestigious 2010 Crunchie Award for best design, and, with more than 100,000 high resolution images, it offers one of the richest collections of travel photos on the internet.
Gogobot (www.gogobot.com) is writing a new chapter in online travel where friends, not strangers, are the key to creating extraordinary travel experiences. Launched in November 2010, Gogobot helps people tap into their personal networks via Facebook and Twitter to easily get and share travel advice. Gogobot partners with HomeAway, Expedia, Hotels.com, Kayak and Priceline to enable users to book their vacations directly from the site. Gogobot is a great source to find travel information, including Maui hotel reviews, things to do in Rome, Silicon Valley hotels or hotels near Fisherman's Wharf. Gogobot's founders were key to the early success of MySpace and Yahoo Answers and are now bringing this deep understanding of the social web to travel. The company is backed by Battery Ventures, Google CEO Eric Schmidt's Innovation Endeavors and MySpace founder Chris DeWolfe. Gogobot is based in Menlo Park, California.