Where I’ve Been (WIB), a travel application on Facebook.com, has launched its interactive map on MySpace.com. (9/7/2007)
The Where I’ve Been application appears as a world map on a user’s Facebook or MySpace profile page. Users highlight the countries he or she has been to, lived in, or wants to go by clicking on them and changing the color. These personalised maps can then be quickly and easily shared with friends.
Where I’ve Been, LLC was formed as a Chicago-based start-up company dedicated to developing software for the travel social networking space. The Where I’ve Been interactive map is an add-on application for Facebook.com and is the company’s first product. Where I’ve Been currently holds the number one spot for travel applications on Facebook.
A release stated: “With 2.6 million users for Where I’ve Been at the top, the number two application comes in with less than half the users at 1.2 million (TripAdvisor). Of the 3,400+ total Facebook applications, the Where I’ve Been map is ranked No. 22 on its Most Popular Download list. Approximately six percent of Facebook’s 30 million users currently use the Where I’ve Been interactive tool.”
Chief strategic officer Brian Harniman said, “We’re encouraged by the fast adoption of our application as it serves a need for community building and travel exploration and is attractive to partners who are targeting the wide universe of travel customers.”