On November 1st, Dopplr finally closed down. I know I should have stopped using it a long time ago, but for me it was still the only one that joined simplicity and the features I needed.
But what really annoys me is that they gave less than 15 days notice, and I only noticed it last week. Would it hurt them if they had sent one last email? Well, FUCK YOU Nokia. I’m glad I stopped using your phones years ago. And I didn’t need any notice for that, thank you very much.
I hadn’t noticed, but it looks like DOPPLR is now open to public registration. Since in my current line of work I’m required to travel, this might come in handy.
For those interested, here’s the “about DOPPLR” text:
Dopplr is an online service for frequent business travellers.
Dopplr lets you share your travel plans privately with a group of friends and colleagues whom you have chosen. It then tells you when people you know will be in the same cities. It also reminds you of people who live in the places you’re planning to visit.
Dopplr works on your personal computer and mobile phone. It links with online calendars and social networks.
The service has attracted a following among business travellers around the globe. Jimmy Wales of Wikipedia recently named Dopplr his “favorite non-wiki website” in The New York Times Sunday Magazine: “You put in your travel schedule and link to your friends. It allows you to see where everyone is. I love it.”
If you want to add me, here’s the link.
…on Monday, the 20th. I’ll stay there for 4 weeks, does anyone want to show up? I heard that Poland’s lovely around this time of the year, not counting the thunder storms.
Maybe I should start using Dopplr…