Dodgeball.com Sets Friends in Motion

Dodgeball is available in more than a dozen U.S. cities.

Dodgeball is available in more than a dozen U.S. cities. hide caption

itoggle caption
Dodgeball is available in more than a dozen U.S. cities.

Dodgeball is available in more than a dozen U.S. cities. hide caption

itoggle caption

A new cellphone service called Dodgeball helps people meet up with their friends on the fly, via mobile phone. The free service has more in common with social software that originally started on the Internet than traditional phone-company offerings.

Some people call it "Friendster for your cellphone;" others say it can "speed up serendipity." Reporter Ben Gilbert gave Dodgeball a try, to see how well it worked in allowing you to meet up with friends — and your friends' friends — on the fly.

Comments

 

Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the NPR.org Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.