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What travel sites are you using? Here is what I use ...

March 15 2008

So what travel sites are people out there using? I always am curious to learn how people are making their travel more accommodating. On the travel company side, I typically fly American, stay at Marriott hotels, and drive Hertz cars. Now, I do not do most of my work travel arrangements (we have an internal process for that) but those are my preferences. So I use those sites, especially AA.com, to manage my points and perks. When traveling for personal reasons, I tend to use Orbitz and Expedia to look for prices. Interestingly enough, I have found that I do half of my airline purchase, even for personal flying, on AA.com. The prices aren't that different. I have found myself using two new sites that are travel related quite a bit these days. The first is WorldMateLive. I have always been a fan of WorldMate software since the days when I carried a Palm device. What I like about WorldMateLive is two fold: 1. I can send my travel documents to the site, and it creates trips for me autom

Lotus - Integrating with Web 2.0 in Lotus Connections is just the tip of the iceberg

February 16 2008

I would like to ask Lotus to please rewrite their "How we integrate with Web 2.0" strategy. The current one sucks. Let me explain. Many people have been asking Lotus what they are going to do to fix the fact that none of the public websites in the web 2.0 world support Notes. What do I mean? Let's do a little test: 1. Go to your favorite Web 2.0 site. Pick any. Facebook, LinkedIn, Plaxo, WorldMate Live, Upcoming.com. You could also try Ticketmaster or LiveNation ... not very Web 2.0 but still frequently used sites. 2. Go to the Invite page. 3. Look for the section where you can import from your address book. They probably will have a Gmail, Yahoo, MSN, and maybe AOL web mail. Ignore that. Look for the corporate email supported. What do you see? I bet you see Outlook. Here is what I found: Facebook: LinkedIn: oh, and look at this ... They have an Outlook Toolbar add-in. Plaxo: WorldMate Live: LiveNation: I could have also selected OpenTable.com, Dinin