The creation of the internet alone could be seen as a revolution in itself, even though now a days we assume the internet will be available everywhere we go. From smartphones to tablets, wi-fi has become a staple in places like McDonald’s or Best Buy. Not only did the internet change the way we shop, communicate, and share social media, it created a whole new way to find and connect with new people. The limits of your social circle are all but obsolete and your ability to speak with people across the globe is readily available at your fingertips.
Skout, an social media app, understands that travel is a part of life and has created a network to help connect you with locals and other travelers in your area. Skout was originally created to help expand your social circle by connecting you with other Skout users in your area. However since their travel app launched in 2014 nearly 10 million people have begun to use the app to take virtual tours with users across the globe. Many young adults and college students have turned these virtual tours into real vacations, most visiting the friends they made via Skout.
The initial use of the travel app for Skout was so that people who where traveling somewhere without contacts could make some before arriving as well as people who just wanted relationships with other users in certain areas. Think of it as a modern pen-pal system, you find other people with similar interests and develop a strong bond over time. Skout users can make friends with people in the city next to them or in a country halfway across the world. The travel app decimates borders and opens the door for people around the world to connect and share their lives with each other.
Whether you’re looking for someone to help you find a hostel or just someone to travel with, Skout allows you to search profiles, send messages and send pictures to other users who are interested in a relationship. Meeting people through online apps has become a normal part of human interaction and with Skout’s travel app, the problem of distance is null.