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Society - Written Wednesday, January 20, 2010 by Tim Bevins - 5 Comments
“Have you ever wanted to say something to the driver of the car in front of you? Maybe tell him he is a lunatic behind the wheel?” Yes.
“Or tell that girl in the car next to you that you think she’s hot?” Sure, but I was 20.
“Tell that guy his brake lights are out or the owner of the parked car that he sucks for taking up two spots?” Yup.
Now I can do all these things in public, with CarPong, “a social network that lets you send messages to other drivers.” Members post messages about other drivers on the Carpong site, using the other driver’s license plate to identify whom they are talking about. If the other driver is following their license plate on Carpong, he or she will receive an email alerting him of comments. Members and non-members can also see what other people are saying about them by typing in their license plate number on the site. It’s anonymous to the extent no one can see what you are writing about anyone else and, per most sites that enable conversation, only your user name and profile are visible. And, of course, it’s free. Continue…
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