Herb highlighted this on Facebook the other day. It seems to be some shoreditch protest against online dating. I couldn’t find anything else about it, so it might all be a flash in a very small pan but they have good reason to protest.
I quoted in my Primeconf Best of British talk
“There is no compelling scientific research indicating online dating algorithms work.”
This fact has not been lost on many others. I’m not saying online dating isn’t a bad way to meet someone (heck I still use it) however the chances are about the same as meeting someone on any of the other social networks, chatrooms, forums, etc
Online dating simply connects people, but so does Facebook, twitter, Google+, etc, etc… and they are free to use (yes they use and sell our data but at least they don’t do that and charge us for the privilege!)
The compelling part reminds me of what Derren Brown was talking about at the infamous show.
“Extraordinary claims need extraordinary evidence…”
It was a protest against ‘Online Dating’ by @rendeevoo – an app that encourages you to ‘Date Offline’ with one click.
As I thought it was a publicly stunt by another dating company trying to convince people to use their service not the rest… Pretty lame, especially because it didn’t make any news and I couldn’t find out who did it… Poor!
2 thoughts on “No compelling evidence online dating algorithms work”
No compelling evidence online dating algorithms work. Thanks @herbkim http://t.co/a6hAQIDad4
@micrv updated blog entry http://t.co/qXd7tHSTST @herbkim poor work @rendeevoo
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