Gogobot — Apps Using Social Media Brilliantly

Welcome to another episode of Thoughtpick’s series of articles: Apps Using SM Brilliantly. We will again be looking into examples of tricks and methods that online games and applications are using to make the most of social media. In other words, what is making those apps as “spreadable” and “viral” as they are.

Today’s application is : Gogobot.

The Application:

Gogobot- Travel Just Got a Whole Lot Friendlier

Gogobot is an application designed to help its users plan all types of trips ranging from a week’s vacation, a business trip to a weekend getaway, in a fun and simple way.

Twitter Saves a Life, by Preventing a Suicide!

“It’s been enough. Bad decisions, pain, sadness. Have seen enough. Take care, tweeps. Will look for my bed for the last time”.

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Suicide Notes!

The news is filled articles condemning the internet, especially when it comes to internet based social media platforms such as Facebook, Digg, Twitter, MySpace and so on.

However, if you take the time to really look, you will find that sometimes, social media has the power to solve problems and maybe even save lives!

A Dutch guy posted a tweet last Sunday indicating that he was planning to commit suicide. Due to the viral element of a tweet, a number of people who saw the tweet contacted the police, who in turn, went to the guy’s house and persuaded the man not to kill himself. The guy posted a tweet on Monday he was felling better. (Translated link)

Disturbing and relieving. Don’t you think?

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“3 out of 4 Tips via Twitter” – Dutch Chief of Police

Police started to depend on social media in their quest for capturing criminals and unveiling the truth. Here’s the latest story…

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Social media brings everyone together in support of Haiti and even further, in the hunt for survivors!

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