Posts Tagged: okcupid

How Should We Deal With The Worst Of The Internet?

"We’re bombarded with poorly written and braindead pieces of content that are engineered to go viral for the sake of virality, not to educate and improve the individual or society," wrote "Roosh V" on his blog the other day:

The internet has become a machine to fill gaps in your ego and self-esteem so that you receive the emotional benefits of validation…. The content you read now has moved from being primarily intellectual from the time of the Gutenberg press to primarily emotional. In the past, it was just too expensive to publish something with the intent to piss someone off or to gather lulz. Like with the first [...]


OkCupid Explained

I've spent the last couple months wondering about dating site OkCupid and its data-driven attempts at viral marketing, but I've always been too lazy to really look into it. Fortunately, Awl pal Rob Walker did so this weekend, and now I know everything.


You're Wasting Your Money On Subscription Personal-Ad Sites, Says Guy Who Just Happens To Work For Free Personal-Ad Site

The stats-obsessed romantics who break down the calculus of love at OkCupid are claiming that anyone who's looking for love on its competitors — Match and eHarmony, specifically — is wasting their money and their time (which is money, you know!) by hunting around for potential partners there. All this through the power of math!