Perhaps Dodgeball just lost?

So…. Alex and I quit Google on Friday.  It’s no real secret that Google wasn’t supporting dodgeball the way we expected. The whole experience was incredibly frustrating for us – especially as we couldn’t convince them that dodgeball was worth engineering resources, leaving us to watch as other startups got to innovate in the mobile + social space. And while it was a tough decision (and really disappointing) to walk away from dodgeball, I’m actually looking forward to getting to work on other projects again.

me + alex quit google. (dodgeball forever!!!!) on Flickr – Photo Sharing!

Dodgeball was ahead of the game with the phone-stalking tech (as it gives me an ulcer).  Not so hot with the safety. Or was that Google’s fault?

Does this mean the end of Dodgeball? Will Google take the time to sort it out now that two mega-minds have left the fold?  Will Google get a Dodgeball clue and figure out how to make their site safe for U13 and perhaps play by the rules?

Tut tut, Google.

  1. Joi
    April 22, 2007 at 5:00 pm

    Hey you-

    Still catching up, but wanted to make sure you knew about jaiku. It’s being used as a Twitter alternative for those not excited about Twitter blowing up.

    Sure this is old news to you tho, you trend-spotter, you.

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