这两年火得一塌糊涂的社会性网络软件SNS(Social Network Software)网站，可以说是互联网的发展的一个新的里程碑。以Friendster为代表的几个SNS网站颇是风光了好一阵子，再加上部落格BLOG添油加醋，SNS概念的网站隐隐有成为第二代网站门户网站的势头。
Big news, dodgeball fans! On May 11th, dodgeball.com was acquired by Google!
I'm sure a lot of you have some questions about what this means for you and
the future of dodgeball, so we put together a quick Q&A. Let us know if you
have any other questions!
Q: Why did dodgeball sell to Google?
A: As a two-person team, Alex and I have taken dodgeball about a far as we
can alone. Since we finished grad school (ITP @ NYU), we've been trying to
figure out how to grow dodgeball and make it a better service along the way.
We talked to a lot of different angel investors and venture capitalists, but
no one really "got" what we were doing - that is until we met Google.
The people at Google think like us. They looked at us in a "You're two guys
doing some pretty cool stuff, why not let us help you out and let's see what
you can do with it" type of way. We liked that. Plus, Alex and I are both
Google superfans and the people we've met so far are smart, cool and excited
about what they're working on.
Q: What does the acquisition mean to dodgeball? What's going to change?
A: Now that we're part of Google, we'll have more resources available to us.
That means Alex and I can get back to building new features. We have a lot
of ideas that we've wanted to work on for a long time and we're excited that
we will now have the time and resources to actually follow-through with them.
There's some cool stuff in the works - stay tuned.
Q: What does the acquisition mean to dodgeball users?
and Terms of Service (http://www.dodgeball.com/tos.php) as our own. You should
have received a notice about these new terms. If you disagree with the terms or
decide that you don't want to be a part of the new post-Google dodgeball,
please delete your account (http://www.dodgeball.com/delete_me.php).
While you can delete your account at any time, if you do so in the next 14
days, your account will be deleted immediately and the information in your
profile will not be transferred over to Google.
Q: Will you still be at The Magician / Floyd / 12" / 288 / Lit / Boat /
Barramundi / Bleecker Street Bar six nights a week?
A: Of course. Where else would we be? Swing by sometime and meet us for a
Q: Anything else?
A: Do we have time to for a few shoutouts? dodgeball.com would not be around
today if it wasn't for the support of friends and family along the way.
Special shoutouts to Tom Ainslie, Ken Allard, Pam Bennett, Melissa Camero,
Eric Deschamps, Chris Gage, The Happy Corp Global, Rob Hudak, Aaron Ingram,
Doug Jaeger, Andy Krucoff, Ken Rabe, James Robinson, Ilana Rosengarten, Clay
Shirky, Matt Spangler, Chris Sung, Meghan Trainor, Shawn Van Every and everyone
else who's added content, fixed bugs, and spread the word.
Thanks again everyone, and please send any questions / feedback / comments to
- The Management (aka Dens + Alex)