Evite has firmly entrenched itself as the party planning platform. Throwing a party in two weeks or holding a BBQ next weekend? Make an evite and invite a bunch of guests. Let them RSVP. One person makes a plan and announces it to everyone else to accept or not. This [...]
Archive for October, 2006
[11/17//2006 - version 2 adds BusyTonight, Submate, Vibely]
After reading the TechCrunch article on nascent activities-centered websites, I decided to take my own look at the activities space. I wound up examining nineteen ventures by the end. Their aims may seem too desparate to lump together in one examination. However, in the abstract, [...]
Having examined a trio of recent entrants Pinger, Jyngle, and 3Jam in the multperson mobile communication space, I’ve decided to return to one of their forefathers, the colorfully named Dodgeball. This ambitious early experiment in social communication from NYC eventually caught the eye of Google, which gobbled it up May 2005 for an undisclosed [...]
Next up is 3Jam. Since I reviewed Pinger previously, and the two services share similar ambitions and grapple the similar issues, each exploiting server side processing to foster group communication over the existing crude infrastructure, I’ll bring up points of comparison as I go along.
3Jam, like Pinger, threads conversations and distributes messages to all [...]