Carpooling as Social Networking?

Buried deep at the bottom of the ‘web only’ murmurs at Willamette Week (yes, that’s how far I’ll go to find a blog topic) is a note that Randy White is starting a carpool matching site:

But don’t we already have a carpool matching site in our region?

Indeed, we do. But Randy apparently thinks that a site that lets you stay anonymous until you have a match is not going to do the trick. He suspects folks want to know more about their potential commute partners. His site wants to know your radio preferences, gender, whether you smoke, etc. There’s even a place to upload your photo or link to your MySpace page.

In a town where the Aerial Tram and Portlandia have MySpace accounts, it just might have potential.

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