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We’ve written several times about social networks for moms including NY-based CafeMom. Today I came across a social network for dads called Odadeo which launched this past Father’s Day. I basically had no father but could see where a site like Odadeo could be very beneficial for not just new dads but also dads dealing with their children at all stages of life.
The site starts out with a question, "How am I going to be a better dad?" What a great question to ask — it could actually work across a variety of other categories as well. Basically dads create pledges for their families and then other dads provide tips on how to accomplish the pledges. Pledges can be tracked with charts and graphs so that dads can monitor their progress. There are ties into a SMS function along with Twitter integration.
I could see odadeo growing into a strong resource for dads. They could easily add more content and more how-to content. Perhaps a partnership with a site like 5min on how-to videos. Would also like to see a local resource locator – so dads know where to go for help locally.
Dads can also create pages for their kids — similar to the other kid sites we’ve reviewed in the past. Odadeo moved into public beta last week — the team is based in Cardiff and Birmingham in the UK. Somehow I am guessing dads are hesitant to ask for help – similar to asking for driving directions. I guess to some extent, odadeo is like the social GPS for parenting.