Mobile Users Are Checking In as They Check Out of Town [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Mobile Users Are Checking In as They Check Out of Town [INFOGRAPHIC]
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As smartphone adoption rises, savvy mobile users are increasingly using their mobile phones to document their travels while they’re on the road.

Only a decade ago, a family trip wasn’t complete without a camera and video recorder, and if you were an über nerd, you might have even brought a laptop. Oh, and you couldn’t forget the extra SD cards and perhaps a card reader, just in case you decided to take a few thousands photos and ran low on storage. And, shucks, individual chargers for each device were a must. Honey, we’re gonna need a bigger bag!

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In 2012, though, travelers are increasingly choosing to cut the cutter while they’re on-the-go by simply bringing their smartphones to snap and share photos. They're doing double-duty by documenting check-ins on apps like and .

New York-based social travel startup is in on the trend and put together an infographic showcasing how users are accessing mobile while traveling. The company illustrated data gathered within the first week following its launch last week. Tripl is an application that delivers daily stories of your friends' travels through the geo-tagged content they share on Facebook and Foursquare.

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To create the infographic, Tripl analyzed pictures and check-ins from users’ friends using both Foursquare and Facebook Places. A user’s friends are determined to be traveling when the geographic information along with a check-in doesn’t match his or her home location, as determined from the user’s Facebook profile.

Out of more than 600,000 photos and check-ins analyzed, nearly 40% were from trips, and 28% of all check-ins on those trips contained at least one photo. Looks like social travels like to get visual, and interestingly, those using Facebook to check in are twice as likely to include a photo, as compared with Foursquare users.

Check out the infographic below for a closer look at how users are checking in when they’re checking out of town.

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