MySpace Mondays: Where I’ve Been

Where I’ve Been is a simple application that allows the user to enter all the places they’ve been — Beirut, Stanton, Paris — into the application and compare places with friends. When you search for cities that you’ve been, it searches for the city and returns surrounding cities to all. You can compare where you have been with friends, see statistics across the network, and there are a lot of opportunities for cross content display.

The interface is slick, very well thought out and an excellent use of Flash. The search algorithms need some work (I always love to enter St. Louis and see what the result is), but some of the surrounding cities as a result are fun. The usability of the map is off the charts; it was easy to find cities, and the response times were great.

Great app for advertising, but they really need to add targeting for the advertising (i.e. Miami advertisements for people that have been to Florida, etc.).

Application rating (1 to 5, 5 being highest):

  • Usefulness: 1
  • Usability: 5
  • Fun Factor: 5
  • Stability: 5
  • Monetization Opportunities: 4