Home Tripwolf Prepares For Public Launch – RWW Readers Can Get In Today

Tripwolf Prepares For Public Launch – RWW Readers Can Get In Today

Last month a new travel social network called Tripwolf launched into private beta. The site offers a variety of content, including both professional editorial and user-generated reviews of destinations as well as a Google Maps mashup that layers users’ photos onto a world map. Although Tripwolf is yet another travel site in an already extremely crowded niche, they’ve found some ways to differentiate themselves from the other sites out there. The end result is a good-looking, informative web site that’s also a lot of fun to use and explore.

About Tripwolf

Upon login, you’re taken to Tripwolf’s main page where you can immediately begin a search using the provided search box or you can click on one of the tabs to access other areas of the site like the galleries (photos), travelers, journals, guides, or the soon-to-be added “trips” section.

On the left side are links to your personal info – your personal galleries, your trips, your profile and messages, etc. There’s also a handy scrapbook feature on to which you can drag-and-drop places you find on tripwolf when doing travel research. That scapbook can be shared with friends via email, or, with one click, transformed into a PDF that you can download and print out as your own sort of personalized travel guide.

Content Galore!

Tripwolf’s investor and content partner is MairDumont, a European provider of travel information who offers a range of printed publications for tourists. MairDumont’s involvement with tripwolf allows them to provide content for the site, including destination information and photos. The combination of this high-quality content along with that which is user-gen gives tripwolf a more professional feel while still retaining the fun of a social network. It’s also nice because there’s a lot of content to explore right away – currently over 200,000 points of interest have been cataloged – so you don’t have to wait on a userbase to do all the work for you.

When you come across a destination you want to update with your own info, a wiki-edit feature lets you upload your own photos, add and update places, add facts, reviews, and more.

The Facebook App

Thanks to facebook integration, you can easily find who among your friends is already on the service and invite others to join you. You can also add friends from LinkedIn, Gmail, Yahoo Mail, Outlook, Thunderbird, Mac address book, orkut, and Xing.

On facebook, you can use the app to search destinations, keep track of your favorite places, and view what your tripwolf friends are up to.

Get In Today

The site goes public on July 1st and, at that time, they will be adding a way for you to book trips. An iPhone application will also soon follow. However, ReadWriteWeb users don’t have to wait until July – you can go ahead and join now the private beta now by clicking this link. (Feel free to add me after you do.)

About ReadWrite’s Editorial Process

The ReadWrite Editorial policy involves closely monitoring the tech industry for major developments, new product launches, AI breakthroughs, video game releases and other newsworthy events. Editors assign relevant stories to staff writers or freelance contributors with expertise in each particular topic area. Before publication, articles go through a rigorous round of editing for accuracy, clarity, and to ensure adherence to ReadWrite's style guidelines.

Get the biggest tech headlines of the day delivered to your inbox

    By signing up, you agree to our Terms and Privacy Policy. Unsubscribe anytime.

    Tech News

    Explore the latest in tech with our Tech News. We cut through the noise for concise, relevant updates, keeping you informed about the rapidly evolving tech landscape with curated content that separates signal from noise.

    In-Depth Tech Stories

    Explore tech impact in In-Depth Stories. Narrative data journalism offers comprehensive analyses, revealing stories behind data. Understand industry trends for a deeper perspective on tech's intricate relationships with society.

    Expert Reviews

    Empower decisions with Expert Reviews, merging industry expertise and insightful analysis. Delve into tech intricacies, get the best deals, and stay ahead with our trustworthy guide to navigating the ever-changing tech market.