Hurry, sign up, mobile apps coming soon!

November 23, 2010 Leave a comment

Sign up before the launch of our mobile apps (psst! next week) to enter for a chance to win an iPod touch! Also, our new look below. We love it, and hope you ‘like’ it too!

coloci - share, discover and meet up

the new look!

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Coloci featured on Visionwiz

November 16, 2010 Leave a comment
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Coloci featured on Ziipa

November 16, 2010 Leave a comment

http://www.ziipa.com/view/Coloci

Thanks for the review!

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Coloci featured on Slapstart

November 16, 2010 Leave a comment

http://slapstart.com/2010/11/coloci/

Thanks for the review. We love it!

*Disclaimer. This article may cause serious emotional distress to paranoid schizophrenics and those who think the government or strange birds are stalking them…

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How can I use it (examples)?

November 6, 2010 Leave a comment


You can use Coloci in many ways (tell us how you used it!). Some examples below.


Meet up with friends near where you live or work, or travel locally, such as to a mall or park. Get together for coffee or lunch and catch up with them as you go about your life.


Discover friends who are near your destinations as you travel to other states and countries. People move, and after a while we don’t know who lives where. Emailing your entire contact list is not really the best way to inform them that you are coming over. And even then, those emails get buried in the inbox and a month later, very few people remember.
With Coloci, you get alerts in advance, so you can plan a meetup, and get alerts as the date and place get near too. You can’t miss the friend then. Hey, you may even find friends at the same airport waiting lounge!


If you are busy and rarely get time to go out of your way to meet with friends, Coloci helps you squeeze in those catch-up sessions while you are at social meetings, parties, conferences, vacations and more. You may be in Orlando for a conference and unknown to you, so is your college buddy from the other coast. Catch up after years! By sharing and meeting selectively, you can reduce your social noise too.


If you are very active socially, Coloci will keep you in the loop with where your friends are going (future locations), events they are attending, activities they are planning for. And, you can make group plans. Say, you notice on the radar that a few of your friends are getting together at some nearby locations, next week. You can join (or crash!) the party too. Hey, thats another way to expand your social network. 🙂


Even if you don’t travel much yourself, Coloci is useful for you. One, it will let you know when friends come near your home or work or school, (only if you want to disclose that, naturally), and two, it will let them know that you will be nearby. Then you can plan to meetup!


You can also avoid people (that you don’t want to bump into) as follows: create an “invisible trip” to a location (simply un-check all the groups in the ‘Visible To Groups’ section when adding a new trip), and see who else is going to be there. If your ex is there, you know what to do. Disclaimer: this is obviously not a foolproof way to avoid people, and we make no guarantee about it. For all you know, your ex may have an invisible trip going on too! 😐

 

Ready to start connecting? Sign up here or see the Quick Start steps here.

Share your trips / activities on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn too

November 2, 2010 Leave a comment


New feature – Now you can post your trip / activity on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn too! Simply click the ‘Save & Share…’ button when adding a trip and select which sites you want to post to (post to all 3 – more the merrier!). Check it out!

 

Coloci - Post trip / activity to Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin

Coloci - Post trip / activity to Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin

 

You may need to sign in once for each site that you post to (using OpenId). For the rest of the time that your browser is open (“in session” technically speaking), you will not need to sign in again to post to those sites (but we do not store your password).

How do I benefit from Coloci? (examples)

November 1, 2010 Leave a comment

Benefits

For the socially active, it helps you strengthen and expand your network.


For the super busy – efficient networking: By helping squeeze in relevant meet-ups, in your busy lives, it helps reduce the social noise.


For the frequent traveler, it enables you to meet all those friends who you had no idea are near your destinations.


For everyone, it can help you get closer to your friends!


For example, say you are on a trip to Orlando for a conference. Unknown to you, so is your friend, or they live there. With Coloci, you can easily share where you will be, see that your friend is nearby, find a café and plan to meet up. Or, Coloci alerts you when your business acquaintance, who normally works in Chicago, is coming to Boston. Or, catch up with a friend who also happens to be waiting in transit at the airport. Discover and meet up with that school buddy you haven’t seen for years!

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