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Comp 380 Feb 14 - February 14, 2011 Group 1: eHarmony...

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February 14, 2011 Group 1: eHarmony eHarmony is an online dating website that uses relationship science to match single men and women for long-term relationships. According to eHarmony, 5% of married couples in the United States had met online through eHarmony. When users sign up on eHarmony, the eHarmony Labs (a relationship research facility) assess the individual’s preferences in order to optimize the matching process. When signing up for eHarmony, individuals are asked various questions concerning gender, birthdate, how important your match’s age is to you, religious views, current marital status, highest level of education, how important your match’s education is to you, your personal income, occupation, height and what ethnicity you prefer to date. About one in five people are not suitable for the service for reasons including that the user is currently married or has been married more than four times, is under the minimum age of 21, provides inconsistent answers in the profile, or fails its dysthymia scale. eHarmony did not initially offer same-sex matches, but now it does through its separate service, Compatible Partners. Once a new user has been approved and has answered 258 questions about themselves and what they’re looking for in a partner, eHarmony begins to match members regardless of their subscription status (paying or non-paying members). Group 2: Path Path is a social media website that allows you to share what’s going on in your life with friends and family. Path caps you at 50 friends. This way, users are just sharing with people they really trust so they’ll be more likely to share without inhibition. Path is mainly for sharing photos. Individuals with the iPhone can take a picture on their phone, tag it with any number of people, places, or things, and send it to their friends. The picture will then show up on their Path and a feature called “See” will show you which of your friends have stopped by and viewed your photo. Path was formed by Dave Morin who was once a Facebook employee, Shawn Fanning, Napster founder, and Dustin Mierau, developer of the Mac Napster client Macster. Group 3: LinkedIn LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional network with over 100 million members. LinkedIn connects users to trusted contacts in order to exchange knowledge, ideas and
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