Tagcrumbs Is Social Placemarking
Friday, April 09, 2010 at 08:15 AM EDT
More and more people ask us what Tagcrumbs is about. We are about placemarks - personal places that you would like to remember and share.
Let's look at two use cases to illuminate our point:
Lisa, a young professional, is doing a variety of business trips to beautiful cities like Paris, Berlin or London. She uses Tagcrumbs to remember the location and the services offered in her favorite coffee shops - the ones with a cozy atmosphere and free wifi. As she loves Thai food (it shouldn't be too expensive though) she remembers those places and goes for a quick walk after lunch visiting a sight-seeing spot close to where she is. By following co-workers doing similar trips, Lisa sees the city through their eyes at the same time. She's already looking forward to her next trip.
Edoardo moved to San Francisco recently and you are planning to visit him soon. You know that by then he'll know the coolest places in town, amazing spots to take pictures (he's a photographer), the best outdoor events (he loves rock-climbing) and the club where the crowd rocks longest. He created a collection of placemarks organized by tags and places, to share with you and his other visitors.
It's your turn now. Get creative, think about different places you feel connected to (place of your first kiss, best hostel in the world, an amazing view at a hiking trip, ... ), what they mean to you and how you would best remember and share them - and let us know about it!
So, to sum it up (for you web folks): it's like social bookmarking (ah, del.icio.us, oh, tagging) but for places. We like to call it social placemarking - storing, organizing and sharing of personal places enriched with your memories and messages.
You can follow our progress on our startup blog.
This article originally appeared on funkfeuer.net.