And Now For Something Completely Different: Planely

Bringing social to the next level – at 35,000 feet to be exact. Planely (link here) is a new social application that finds your friends on your flights so that you can connect and share the glorious experience of airport navigation, TSA and in-flight fun. Go the site, add your email and name, enter your flight information and Planely will tell you who else is traveling with you on the plane and at your departure and arrival airports. Planely connects with Facebook for easier friend-finding and I expect they will expand on this aspect in the future. And Planely allows for messaging with friends before the flight, so you can beging that networking process before you even get there.

As I don’t have a flight currently scheduled right now, I can’t check this out for myself, but the idea seems pretty cool. There are lots of ways to spend your time while traveling, but meeting up with social contacts and business contacts while waiting and flying seems like a great way to combine both business and pleasure.

If you do try Planely, I would love to know your experience with it.

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Got iPhone? Get Lawyer!

For everything, there is a season and for every need, there appears to be an iPhone app. LexisNexis filling the “void” this time with its Lawyers.com for iPhone app . Find lawyers, ratings and reviews in the app, searching by Name, Practice Area and Location (current location or otherwise). Lawyer ratings are exclusive to Lawyers.com. You can reach out and touch the firm or lawyer by email from within the app, get a map and driving directions to the lawyer’s office, access law firm history and office profiles, and share lawyer profiles with your contacts. While much of this can be done from within Safari’s browser anyway, it is hard to imagine a creative use for this app. Unless you are the sort to find oneself on the wrong side of the law at a moment’s notice and need to make that one phone call STAT!

For fun, check out LexisNexis’ other app with the lengthy if not accurate name, Get Cases & Shepardize and make sure your cases are still good law while on the go provided you are a current LexisNexis subscriber.