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Buzzwords

Outbounding = Community-driven website; members curate excellent travel content to share with new audiences across the web.

Here’s how it works: Outbounding uses Twitter to register and create accounts. Your Twitter handle will be your username on Outbounding and registration/login will enable you to share content, post comments and create/edit your Outbounding profile.

Outbounding resembles Reddit in that anyone can submit quality features and the best are voted up (upvoted!) by members.

What we like best: Very easy to tweet a beloved travel feature, podcast, slideshare presentation. We love the quality of the comments. First rate! Outbounding affirms the value of being generous. See Outbounding’s very own Guideline #2: “The community works best when we’re sharing great content from across the web, not just our own material. Please don’t limit yourself to posting your own stuff, we’d also like to know what other content you’re finding inspiring and influential wherever it may be published.”

On our wishlist:

  • Outbounding live videos
  • Some sort of Outbounding RSS to embed on other websites
  • An Outbounding for environmental journalism

Key Links
http://outbounding.org
Articles
Members
Guidelines
http://about.outbounding.org/blog
http://outbounding.org/articles/all/latest
http://www.outbounding.org/articles/all/hot
http://www.outbounding.org/members/notifications
http://outbounding.org/all/discussion
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Buzzword Bingo
All Time – API – Article – Badges – Discussion – Clicks – Comments – Gameification – Guidelines – Hot – Hottest – Incoming – Karma – Latest – Leaders – Leaderboard – Members – New – Outbounding – Share – Upvote – Views

Search Examples
http://www.outbounding.org/articles/all/hot?query=oaxaca
http://www.outbounding.org/articles/all/hot?query=ecuador
http://www.outbounding.org/articles/all/hot?query=las+vegas

Examples
http://outbounding.org/articles/view/oaxaca-city-hosts-world-heritage-cities-congress
http://www.outbounding.org/articles/view/why-we-host-responsible-travel-week/1
http://www.outbounding.org/articles/view/wine-cheese-vinegar-and-venison
http://www.outbounding.org/articles/view/are-those-who-fly-with-strong-green-concerns-
http://www.outbounding.org/articles/view/do-we-agree-on-tourism-definitions

Categories
http://outbounding.org/hub/indigenous-tourism
http://outbounding.org/hub/responsible-travel

Manifesto
http://about.outbounding.org/blog/2014/02/14/need-better
The Outbounding Manifesto

A few words about Karma
Members earn karma points by submitting strong content that the rest of the community appreciates. The more content you submit, from diverse domains (not just your own), which generates more votes and comments, the more karma points you earn.

In turn karma gradually increases your voting weight. Not by a huge amount, but just enough to reward members who play a positive role in the community and give them more weight relatively to those who only ever submit their own content, or weak content.

Essentially it’s the algorithm’s way of reinforcing positive behavior and making the role of our editors and regular community members much easier.

Questions

  • Is it possible to embed the rss from topics?

Embedded Tweets

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https://planeta.com/curate

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