Dash.net and Anti-Social Networks

I’m fascinated by Sequoia and KP’s funding of Dash, a social network driven traffic and auto navigation service. While it has some real possibilities, I’m stuck on something: If you had a best route from A to B, would you ever tell anyone? Unlike other social networks, traffic is an example of an application where there is little incentive to help anyone. It is, at least superficially, a poster child of a class of services I like to call “anti-social networks”.

More on anti-social apps later today.

Related posts:

  1. PNAS Geek-Out, Part III: Geographic Routing in Social Networks
  2. Social Photo Networks? Pshaw!
  3. The Dark Side of Social Networks
  4. Merging Search & Social Networks
  5. “Social networking will never make any money…”

Comments

  1. “would you ever tell anyone?” – Yes, I would tell buddies, or team members to facilitate our on time arrival. So, doesnt that make it an even more intimate social communication (network)?
    David Jemeyson