Gps text dating
(A new version of Socialight is under development and the service will be unavailable until that version is launched.)Dodgeball doesn't use GPS to track its users' locations.
Instead, when a user goes to a bar, they "check in" with Dodgeball by sending a text message.
But younger generations more comfortable with newer technologies could change how people connect.
The attitude of today's youth toward cell phones and technology is vastly different from that of adults, said Charles Golvin, an analyst with Forrester Research.
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Daniel Doubrovkine, 30, a heavy Dodgeball user in New York, said he uses the service to connect with friends, not romantic partners."It's a convenient way to tell all my friends where I am without bothering them," he said.These so-called "tech natives" have grown up with a variety of different communication methods."They have more tools at their disposal and aren't intimidated by technology itself," Golvin said.Socialight, another application for the mobile phone, works more like a tagging service.It lets users create virtual "sticky notes" wherever they are with their cell phone.