Where I've Been

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Where I've Been
Type Private
Dissolved December 2013
Headquarters Chicago, Illinois, United States
Founder(s) Craig Ulliott, Michael Dalesandro
Parent TripAdvisor
Slogan(s) Find, Travel, Share
Website whereivebeen.com
Available in English
Launched July 2008
Current status Inactive

Where I've Been was a social networking application that marked its users' travel history on a color-coded map. The site collected user-generated content such as photos, videos and reviews.

History[edit]

The Where I've Been map was created as a Facebook application by freelance developer Craig Ulliott in 2007.[1] By June of that year his map had over 400,000 users.[2] In August, it was rumored that the application had been purchased by travel review site TripAdvisor for $3 million, which proved untrue.[3] The application expanded to MySpace that September.[4]

In April 2009, operating with more than 800,000 active monthly users, Where I've Been re-launched with a live site, new functionality focusing on local search, user-generated content, social networking and travel booking,[5] as well as a new map using the Flash platform.[6]

In July 2011, TripAdvisor announced its acquisition of Where I've Been for an undisclosed sum.[7]

In December 2013, the website announced it was closed and redirected to TripAdvisor.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "World Traveler/Chicago Options Trader Launch 'Where I'Ve Been' Website". redOrbit. 2007-07-11. Retrieved 2009-12-22. 
  2. ^ Smith, Justin (2007-06-21). "I have 250,000 users, now what?". Inside Facebook. Retrieved 2009-12-22. 
  3. ^ McCarthy, Caroline (2007-08-17). "Update: TripAdvisor denies Facebook Platform app acquisition". CNET News. Retrieved 2009-12-22. 
  4. ^ Howard, Hilary (2007-09-23). "The ‘Where I’ve Been’ Map Is Now Also on Myspace.com". The New York Times. Retrieved 2009-12-22. 
  5. ^ Parr, Ben (2009-04-27). "Facebook App Where I’ve Been Goes All Local". Mashable. Retrieved 2009-12-22. 
  6. ^ "Where I've Been Case Study". Omnisio. Retrieved 2009-12-22. [dead link]
  7. ^ "TripAdvisor acquires Where I've Been". TripAdvisor. 2011-07-11.