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Pearlshare

A free app that allows users to build & share local area travel guides produced by experts with friends. An example of information sharing.

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"Pearlshare is a travel recommendations app that lets you save your own favourite locations in the places you visit but also lets you share these with friends. So you could create a guide to the best places to eat in Seville and send it, with just a couple of clicks, by email to the friend who’s heading out there next weekend. Or you could group together your recommendations for the very best things to do in Krakow into one collection and share it on twitter (again with just a tap or two) with the whole world."

"Because Pearlshare uses professional travel writers and other experts, the information is reliable – and consistently well-written. Other travel apps I’ve used are very up and down when it comes to quality, with one guide proving invaluable but the next being filled with obvious and very much on the beaten track places reviewed in poor language."

"And then of course there’s the trust factor. With TripAdvisor failing to clamp down on those fake ever-glowing reviews written by hotel owners, it’s getting harder and harder to sort the good reviews from the downright dishonest."

Taken from Helen Ochyra's blog here

I don't endorse Pearlshare nor am I associated with Pearlshare. 

What is a provocation or insight that might inspire others during this challenge?

A few people have mentioned that they value recommendations from their friends and family and trusted advisors, especially in choosing financial advisors. How can we harness recommendations from friends and family and/or trusted people in making decisions related to our finances?

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