Our pals Jason Menayan of HubPages and Kevin Lee have created what is probably the perfect antithesis to Twitter. Their new website, Dyalogues, aims to facilitate meaningful back-and-forth discussions between two (and only two) people.
Dyalogues are online conversations between exactly two people. It's like blogging and tweeting back and forth with another person, about a topic that you want to discuss with each other and share with the world. Dyaloguers can debate politics, review a movie together, or even interview each other. The best part is that you have total control over the pace and whom you dyalogue with.
It's an interesting concept that's actually a lot easier to show than to explain (Dyalogues' "about us" page illustrates the concept perfectly). So far, there have been almost 300 "dyalogues" completed during their beta period, with topics ranging from Does Rush Limbaugh deserve the flack he gets? to Jersey Shore: Inspirational or Trash?
To kick start the website, Jason and Kevin have created a contest, called Dyalogues Around The World, with the Grand Prize of $500 and 5 Runner Up Prizes of $100 each. All you have to do is have a dyalogue with someone in the month of February :)
(Disclosure: Yes, Neatorama is listed as a sponsor but there's no financial compensation involved here, folks - we agreed to spread the word about Dyalogues in exchange with them putting our logo on the contest webpage.)
Now, who wants to have a dyalogue with me?