Friendster for your mobile phone  APR 06 2004

Friendster for your mobile phone. "Tell us who your friends are, tell us where you are, and we'll let you know when your friends are within 10 blocks of you."

There are 14 reader comments

spygeek15 06 200411:15PM

I can see it now:

"Bob is at King of Diamonds Gentlemen's Club. Bob is your husband."

dfyoung20 07 200412:20AM

"Only in NYC."

uck.

Tomas49 07 200412:49AM

What a nightmare.

ricardo48 07 2004 1:48AM

yeah, i want my friends to know i walked right by their house and didnt call them. This is where the disconnect between simple online social networks and the real, complex world of human interaction becomes stark and apparent.

brian breslin29 07 2004 2:29AM

i think this could be useful if you could turn it on when you walked into a bar and wondered "is there anyone i know here?" then it shows you people 1 or 2 degrees apart from you MAX, then maybe.

miscdebris34 07 2004 2:34AM

passé. years ago (*years* ago) in europe you could fill out a profile and be alerted when your "match" was within a specified range. we're so hopelessly behind.

Firas46 07 2004 2:46AM

Well, gentlemen, all this needs is a transmit on/off feature to quell the paranoia. It's incredible!

dansays06 07 2004 8:06AM

Firas, you have to key in your location by hand, via text message. It's not GPS powered. (Yet.)

dj20 07 2004 2:20PM

I am right behind you.

Ryan52 07 2004 2:52PM

dj, you inspired my recollection of the old "ask manson" skit from the ben stiller show:



Hiss hiss hiss that's my sound, that's the sound of me... I'm out there, I'm inside your muffler, you don't like it but that's too late, I already got inside. I don't shut up, th...they tried to shut me up, but I'm a big mouth like Martha Raye! I'm a Bing Crosby fan, I'm not a Beatles fan. I got friends out there, they got icepicks and they're going... when you hear me, you better gegock de brock gock

Jim Bishop42 07 2004 4:42PM

upoc.com has been doing this for years.

alex rainert19 07 2004 5:19PM

As a member of the dodgeball team I want to point out the key differences between what we're doing and what upoc has been doing

dodgeball is
- built upon a social network engine
- filter messages by friends and friends of friends
- real-time messaging based on proximity
- signal to noise ratio is much higher

The only similarity is that it is messages delivered via SMS.

Frank13 08 2004 4:13PM

Y'all are such player haters!!!

This is FUN! Step off the hateration and go outside and get CRUNK'D!!!

Sammy23 10 200410:23AM

I'm with Frank. I used it this week and was quite pleased, especially for a project in development.

This thread is closed to new comments. Thanks to everyone who responded.

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