Stay in contact with People Like Us

2020 has been a weird year. In the midst of all the pain, despair and frustration, I have been continually uplifted by stories of our PLU’s helping each other, keeping each other entertained and exchanging if they can. People Like Us has continued to grow steadily. I think most of us are looking...

New functionality to help you find your fellow PLU's

Hi PLU's, Shortly I will introduce functionality in the Feed to allow you to tag your fellow members, like this: @drew seitam. In order to work, we need to start using surnames on the site. There are just too many similar first names for this to work otherwise. This will also allow us to...

Meet our big new thing!

Regular readers in our Facebook group will know that I’ve been busy on something. If you’re not in our Facebook group though, you probably don’t know that. About a thousand of our 3,000 members are not in our Facebook group. The problem is that those members are missing out on one of...

private heated pool & wonderful water views

We cannot travel to the USA at present so our lovely waterfront home is available for any members who can travel to Marco Island,Florida. We would welcome any non simultaneous swaps or a globe.

I’m working on a new thing!

The most amazing thing about People Like Us is our community. Sure, I like my software platform but software is software and it’s the people who make the community. Throughout this pandemic, even though the thing that brought us together has been put aside for a while, we’ve stuck together....

Reorganise your photos with drag & drop

Three weeks ago I ran a little poll to ask what you’d like me to work on. The top two results were no surprise. They come up all the time in discussions on Facebook and messages I receive: Drag and drop photo organisation, and overhauling the feedback system. I decided to do them in the oth...

Today is PLU’s 2nd birthday. 🎂

Today, two years ago after about 9 months of work, I hit the button to launch my website. It felt like nothing much happened for quite a few months but by our first birthday, things were humming along really nicely. Another year on, we’re a lot bigger (about 4 times bigger in fact), lots more...

A new Feedback system for People Like Us

Feedback on the PLU platform has always been a little inflexible. Home and guest feedback has been mixed in together. For non-simultaneous exchanges, you had to wait till you travelled. You couldn't edit feedback after it was done. So I've done a bit of work on it! We now have separ...

Stories of resilience from our PLU community

I'm constantly encouraged and heartened by the resilience I see in our community. 🙂 While there isn't so much travel going on right now, this community is thriving. Our Facebook group is booming. Seeing all the stories of what's happening for you locally has given me a personal account of how...

Some new stuff at People Like Us

Dear PLU’s, As I announced last week, subscription fees will be delayed until further notice. We all have bigger things to worry about. My thoughts are with you whether you’re trying to get home, already in lockdown, or just dealing with the situation as you can. I have just made a release whi...