Google Learns How to Play Dodgeball – Yahoo! News
An example of the online and the offline becoming interconnected. Google has bought a US social networking site Dodgeball.com.
Here’s what they say:
New York-based Dodgeball.com formally launched last year as an expansion of a grad-school project started at New York University’s Interactive Telecommunications Program. The service lets users “check in” their location at a bar, club, restaurant, or other local gathering spot, then transmits that information as a text message to the mobile phones of selected other Dodgeball.com users in the area.
We are going to be so connected soon that life will become like the visions of cyberspace and earthspace combining seamlessly in some scifi I have read. I can’t wait. But it will profoundly change us and the way we think. I hope we can get our heads around it. Maybe we will have grown another one anyway by then, a la Zaphod Beeblebrox.