Clay Shirky congratulates his students who developed Dodgeball and have now sold it to Google

Gmail, Orkut, and now Dodgeball all touch this issue. Dodgeball in particular is built on a mix of three different kinds of maps: maps of location (118 rivington St), maps of place (a bar called The Magician), and maps of social environment (“I’m here. Where are my friends?”) By mixing them, Dodgeball mingles informational and social aspects of a user’s life into something more valuable than either of those things in isolation.

Andy Baio suggests “some interesting possibilities with Blogger and Google Map.”

One Response to “Goodgeball”

  1. AZ Says:

    Great in theory. But once again, when humans are involved this will easily become another adultfriendfinder or friendster.
    The socially challenged will still be socially challenged.

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