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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

TripAdvisor's Old Travel Maps - Day 98

Eons ago (in Internet time), TripAdvisor created a feature called 'My Travel Map' where one could pin places one had been. It was an fledgling attempt into social media. Every city could also be marked as a desired or favorite destination. These maps could be shared with others who had a TripAdvisor login. I'm pretty sure it began in 2007.

At one point Facebook offered external profile tabs which could be modified and the implementation morphed slightly into a specialized Facebook version. That made it easier to share with friends.

Well, here it is 2016 and they've still not completely killed off the Travel Map yet. It doesn't work in mobile apps nor even in a browser on one's phone or tablet! Yet, if you happen to be on a regular laptop, then it can still be accessed from inside Facebook. Click the image to open yours in a new page.

Screenshot 2016-02-10 17.08.50

This link loads for me on my laptop. In fact, I just added a few Scandinavian 'going to' places and made a few other changes. Exact mileage may vary. If you are unable to access the feature, I'd love to get a message from you.

Thanks.


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