the latest greatest tagging sensation.
mr. benjamin brown, who gets an awful lot of mention here on this weblog, has just soft-launched his latest late-nite coding endeavor, consumating, the newest bestest way to find people to sleep with. elevator pitch, it's online dating + flickr/del.icio.us tagging. which means you can now browse people of your preferred sex not only geographically, but also by description and self-description. for example, show me all women within 25 miles of my zip code who are tattooed social activists with a penchant for drinking bourbon and going to burningman. kind of very cool.
i take credit for the name (i like naming things), and mike and erika stepped up to help out with the language and the visuals, but all the rest of it is the brainchild of ben and adam mathes, the notorious googlebomber who knows a thing or two about tagging. i'm predicting mad success. there's been a lot of noise lately about how online dating is an area ripe for some serious innovation, and, well, here it is. there are also a few other clever 2nd gen ideas in there, but you should probably go discover them for yourself.
in the meantime, some profiles: mine, my wife's, ben's, adam's, my pals micki and ginevra. just to get you started. oh, and who could forget my brother?