I travel a fair bit and, on occasion, run into people I know in airport lounges. But how much easier if my travel plans were easily visible to friends, business associates, and bloggers & email correspondents I'd like to meet? That's the promise of Dopplr and, now, my request to join has been granted, by Chris Herot. Thank you Chris!
Dopplr's premise is simple, plug in your travel schedule and a list of people you'd be happy to meet. Get back info on who will overlap with you, when and where. There are obvious issues of privacy, but they seem well handled and, anyway, I'm fairly promiscuous with my travel schedule.
The bigger issue is critical mass. I joined yesterday and my internal ID is 993. Chris Herot is 180, Dave Wienberger is 60. I recognize Dopplr members who are well known in social networking circles, but fewer from the telecom blogsphere or other circles I travel in.
So to help build critical mass, especially among people I'm interested in meeting, I have three invitations to give out. Readers of my blog sound like good candidates, so I offer these invitations to the first three people to write a comment below.