WAYN(WHERE ARE YOU NOW)旅遊網成立於2005年,是全球最大的旅遊和生活社群,擁有超過1,500萬名全球使用者。像Facebook一樣,這是一個真實旅遊社交網站,使用者必須註冊和建立個人檔案才可以使用網站。

WAYN根據曾經或者計劃做的事情,把趣味相投的人們連線起來,讓他們能夠通過即時聊天、電子郵件和手機簡訊進行互動。“誰在附近”(Who’s Around)功能告訴使用者有哪些好友線上,而全新的“見面”(Meet People)功能根據各自興趣進行配對。你還可以享用來自曾經到訪過你的目的地的人們提供的實用資訊。

WAYN (an acronym for Where Are You Now?) is a social travel network. Its goal is to help people discover where to go and what to do, meet like-minded people and share aspirations and experiences. WAYN is in the top 1500 in Alexa Internet traffic ranking and was founded in 2005 after two of its founders came up with the idea to connect people based on their location while having a few beers in their local pub. It grew from 45,000 to 4.1 million members in one year (to April 2006) and now has nearly 19 million members.

Like some other social networking sites, WAYN enables its users to create a profile and upload photos. Users can search for other users and link them to their profiles as friends. Registered users send and receive messages using email, discussion forums, eCards, SMS, and WAYN instant messages.

WAYN was founded in 2002 in London by Jérome Touze (Co-CEO), Peter Ward (Co-CEO) and Mike Lines (CTO). WAYN initially grew through word-of-mouth and reached almost 50,000 members by the end of 2004. Following its relaunch in May 2005 it grew exponentially, reaching over 2.5 million members by the end of 2005. On 26 March 2012 the site claimed “over 19.1m members”.

WAYN is also one of the very few sites that did not lose the impact of new subscriptions after introducing free full membership service in September 2004, making it one of the few premium social networking communities that managed to become profitable



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