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I wish that someone who understands these things better than I do would lay out our post-dodgeball options with what they do, because I am confused. The only one I've looked at really is Brightkite, and it seems to be missing what I think are the two most useful functions of dodgeball--the groups, and the ability to send a message to everyone. How else to find something to do on a boring Wednesday night without individually texting a dozen people? I already miss out on enough fun as it is.

Surely someone is working on this?

Date: 2009-02-05 01:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ingopixel.livejournal.com
use twitter!

Date: 2009-02-05 01:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] joshc.livejournal.com
INCORRECT

Date: 2009-02-05 02:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] joshc.livejournal.com
yes, plus I have twitter friends who are not in Seattle. I don't want to tell then where I am (mostly because I don't want that information from them either).

I think that Brightkite has a crippled shout-out functionality called "SAY", but I think you already need to be checked in for it tow work.

Apparently they are "considering" improving it:

http://getsatisfaction.com/brightkite/topics/add_functionality_for_shout_outs_essentially_non_location_specific_notes_for_incoming_dodgeball_users

Re: loopt maybe?

Date: 2009-02-05 03:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] yeswad.livejournal.com
they said its supported on onver 100 phones, is yours not on there?

Re: loopt maybe?

Date: 2009-02-05 03:33 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] yeswad.livejournal.com
dagnabbit!

hmm time to upgrade to fancy style phone i guess.

Date: 2009-02-05 03:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] joshc.livejournal.com
ha. I refuse to use groups, kind of hoping that random people will show up or old timers will return.

Date: 2009-02-05 03:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] buster.livejournal.com
Microsoft had an inferior dodgeball-like service at SXSW the year we all discovered it. I'm trying to find out if it's still lying around unused somewhere.

But there's probably a group-texting service out there that doesn't cost money. I'll look around.

Date: 2009-02-05 05:32 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] joshc.livejournal.com
Wonder when 4square will be up. Brightkite doesn't seem awful, just needs more users and a few features.

Date: 2009-02-05 04:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] buster.livejournal.com
Dens is trying to get it working by SXSW.

Date: 2009-02-05 06:07 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] mizrobot
Shit, just basic texting is painful on my jankytown phone. I'm out of luck if everyone switches to a fancy-phone platform, at least until my contract expires. Britekite never clicked with me...it seems confusing. Maybe I need a carrier pigeon...or will have to call people like olden tymes.

Date: 2009-02-06 03:38 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sillymouka.livejournal.com
how much of a dork am i that i thought you were talking about actual dodge ball?

Date: 2009-02-08 06:12 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] el-wombato.livejournal.com
The founder is working on a replacement. He left a note on flickr to that effect. Pretty vague about when, though.

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