San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) April 25, 2011
Gogobot, the social travel site that connects users with friends via social sites for personalized travel advice, will be one of the first companies to integrate the Facebook Send button. Now, when people visit Gogobot to research, plan or book their next trip, they can send questions to specific friends on Facebook.
The Send button is a tool designed to share the things you might not want to publicize to all of your friends. For instance, if you are planning a summer trip to somewhere tropical, you may not want all your friends knowing your main activity of interest is the local public library tour. The Send button is perfect for sending questions directly to the most relevant people on Facebook, like a few old English major classmates, rather than posting to your whole group of friends.
Launched in November 2010, Gogobot leverages the intelligence of the social graph to transform the way people plan and share travel tips. Gogobot helps people discover personally tailored travel recommendations for all aspects of travel planning – from restaurants to accommodations and attractions – by tapping into the collective experiences of their friends. By integrating Facebook’s Send button, Gogobot users can now, with a single click, selectively post questions looking for advice for their next trip to specific people on Facebook.
“We’re thrilled to be one of the first sites to implement the Send button,” said Travis Katz, Gogobot co-founder and CEO. “Planning and researching trips is made better when you do it with friends, and tap into the insight of the people who know you best. The Send button enables users to share the nuances of travel planning and their personal preferences with specific people or groups of people to enhance the experience and get even more tailored input.”
In just over four months since launching to the public, Gogobot users have shared more than 300,000 places they have been with their connections on Gogobot. The site also won the prestigious 2010 Crunchie Award for best design.
Gogobot (http://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 beta 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 Orbitz, Expedia, Hotels.com, Kayak and Priceline to enable users to book their vacations directly from the site. 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.
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