GoLoco! Share Your Car With a Complete Stranger You Met Online!

Frank Williams
by Frank Williams
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Robin Chase has the answer to America's car pooling conundrum: Facebook. BusinessWeek reports that the Cambridge, Massachusetts-based founder of Zipcar is introducing GoLoco.org, a social networking-based service within Facebook designed to match potential riders and drivers. For those who are worried about the prospect of sharing a car with a total stranger they only know from an on-line conversation, GoLoco.org promises that "checks and balances are in place to make the system as safe as possible." Beyond registering on Facebook, GoLoco users must record a voice clip that tells the planet what they ate for breakfast that day. How knowing a complete stranger's culinary preferences makes them more trustworthy isn't exactly clear, but hopefully GoLoco's name won't ring true for the creepy guy sharing your ride on his way to Spahn's movie ranch.

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  • Quasimondo Quasimondo on Aug 15, 2007

    Something about meeting a total stranger from gocrazy just unnerves me.

  • Guyincognito Guyincognito on Aug 15, 2007

    Setting up checks and balances for such a system would be easy. Just like ebay. If you attack the person you ride-share with your profile gets a negative rating. If the person fails to turn up and you were the last known contact, once again the family of said victim could ding you.

  • VLAD VLAD on Aug 15, 2007

    GoLoco? I rather ride with the girl from GoDaddy.

  • The Comedian The Comedian on Aug 16, 2007

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