Dodgeball is a location-based mobile social network in the US, which is actually pretty cool. Apparently it’s been around for a while, but it seems to have come back ‘in’. After my rant a while ago about mobile social networking, I must admit that there’s actually some pretty exciting stuff going on (perhaps more so in the US though).
Mobile phones have already changed the way we communicate with our friends and the way arrange to meet up. Perhaps this is just the next logical step. I would love it. Hit Soho, hit Endurance (nice pub), send a text message to Dodgeball, it relays this to all my mates in the area and we all meet up. Simple but neat. Anyone know of anything similar in the UK?
Location-based stuff can be a bit too ‘big brother’, but if you keep it to close friends on your Dodgeball list it could be a genuinely useful way of casually meeting up with mates. It also notifies your ‘crushes’ when you are nearby. Kinda like poking people on Facebook…but even more stalkerish!
It’s no surprise to hear that as part of Google’s world domination plans (okay slight exageration), they have of course acquired Dodgeball. Yes that’s right, they not only know what we like, but where we are and who we fancy!
Another simple but useful mobile application is jott.com which saves voice messages into text messages – great for offloading stuff you need to remember later…