Have you heard of dio ? I hadn’t either. It’s a new social site where you can create “places” to share with your friends, family, and the internet. Each place is made of rooms, and each room might have photos, vidoes, or galleries, along with text. You can use these to recreate experiences (like a vacation you took, your wedding, or a dinner party course-by-course) or organize information (like your planned home renovations, your kid’s birthday party plans, or organizing knitting projects).
I started creating a “place” on Dio for our staycation. We’re planning on staying in a nearby town so that we can visit the sequoias, children’s museum, maybe caves, shopping outlets, and a farmer’s market, all without having to drive back and forth all the way from base for each of those.
I think I need to play with it more than I have in order to figure it out… I stopped making my own place so I could explore some other ones, and some almost play out like a computer game from the 90s. You can travel from room to room, gathering objects and using them later. This Chinatown one is really fun to explore!
Others are more like a walkthrough or history, like this square foot gardening one.
Dio is in beta right now, so there isn’t a lot of buzz yet, but it doesn’t make the site any less fun to explore. What type of virtual place would you create to share with your friends?
Dio wants you to try out making a place and sharing it with your friends, and in exchange you could win a $100 gift card to Amazon. (Contest Rules)
All you need to do is go to dio.com, create a place, and comment here with the email you signed up with. (You can’t win if you don’t actually haven an account in use.) If you want, you can also tweet about your place – be sure to include @dioplaces and #discoverdio.
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