Backpackers and Budget Travelers Should Rely On Micro-Blogging

The backpackers and budget travelers can easily rely on each  other for travel information, tips and advice (“knowledge”) through an  online, open-collaboration guidebook written by its members.

Through the use of “micro-blogging” technology, travelers can upload  snippets of knowledge about the places they visit. Knowledge is anything  a future traveler might need to know, such as where to party, how to  save money, scams to avoid, transportation challenges, and other  need-to-know travel advice. Knowledge, once uploaded, is indexed and  organized by location and information type for the benefit of future  travelers.

The backpackers should have a travel community they can rely on for accurate and timely travel information,  information you just can’t find in guidebooks. Since backpackers  naturally rely on each other for the best travel information anyway, micro-blogging is a logical step for the travel community.

Today, most backpackers travel with some sort of laptop or portable  electronic device, making it easy to maintain regular contact with other  backpackers. Micro-blogging in other forums, such as travel blogs, has  become a popular source of information for travelers, who rely on  personalized information to plan their trips. With increased  connectivity and the proliferation of the Internet abroad, more and more  backpackers are turning to each other and online resources for the best  travel information, and less and less on traditional print guidebooks.

Backpackers are the best travelers in the world. They travel on tiny budgets, rely on local transportation, meet dozens of locals and fellow  travelers daily, and are not afraid to go off the beaten path.

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