Brad Feld

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Dogster Wins Best of Show

Jul 18, 2006

I was recently introduced to Dogster by Jeff Clavier.  My skeptical gene kicked in big time when I first heard about it (a social network for dogs – c’mon) but then I went and played with it and got to spend some time with Ted Rheingold (not surprisingly the “top dog.”)  Woof – Ted totally gets it!  I put up short profiles for my dogs – Denali and Kenai – just to see what would happen.  So far it’s been a much more interesting experience than my MySpace page.  But then again – I like dogs more than I like people.

While Dogster and its sister site Catster are pretty “vertical verticals”, you can’t ignore 185,000 dogs, 78,000 cats, a whole lot of pageviews, and a lot of very fetching community content.