There's a lot of traffic today here in Jangl land. I'd bet it's due to the USA Today coverage in today's paper. Plenty of my friends have IM'd me to give me crap about this bit from the story:
"Jangl could be used as a verb as well as a noun," Cerda says. (As in "Can I Jangl you?")
"It's what Google became eventually," Cerda says. "We have big plans here."
But hey, it's true... how many times have you said "I google'd it"?
I think people are starting to get what we do and why we do it. The most obvious fit for Jangl in today's format is in the online personals and social networking spaces. Mark Brooks pointed out that anonymous calling capability is inevitable in online personals sites. We think so too. It's also a perfect fit for places like eBay and Craigslist. Jangl actually applies anywhere there's an online means which yields an offline relationship. Heck, some people in the professional web 2 environment are using Jangl on their business cards.
Jangl is in many ways like IM was in the beginning when you think about it. It's a communications utility that allows you to communicate in a way you weren't able to before, leveraging existing online presence. The key inflection here though, is that we're porting relationships that were just online, out to a phone. And as I've always said, phones are more ubiquitous since we ALWAYS have them in hand.
BTW, we're in open beta now with a service you can play with today. Come and get a Jangl ID.
Jangl me sometime.