Bragster Breathes Life Back into Triple-Dog Dare


Hey, look. More lavish venture funding for exhibitionist games of jackass.

Bragster, a one-year old social networking site, sets people on daring sprees. Dare someone to do something, they accept and upload proof, and everyone has a giggle.

Dares are either accepted or spurned, and limits are set to meet the grade.

Especially wretched dares included "I will pour 2 mugs of boiling hot coffee on my laptop" (which is what you see at left) and "I dare rileyyy to slap someone around the face with a fish in a supermarket."

This just won $3.5 million in its Series A. Guess who led the round? Intel.

What the fuck.

by Angela Natividad    Feb-13-08   Click to Comment   

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Maybe Intel is banking on people smashing up their hardware and having to buy more? In any case, while the investment may be daffy (social networks have not proven huge sources of profit for anyone so far), the name is at least appropriate. Though I might expect it to be the name of a "mine is bigger than yours" site where people show off their stuff, it also fits a site where you compete to do the craziest, funniest thing. (And perhaps win Darwin Awards while you're at it.)

Posted by: Sallie Goetsch (rhymes with "sketch") on February 17, 2008 5:22 PM