OkCupid Loses Public Trust Over Experiments
Jul30

OkCupid Loses Public Trust Over Experiments

July 29, 2014 – Online dating service OkCupid is losing the trust of the public and users over its unapologetic admission that it lied to and experimented on its users. The biggest lie by OkCupid, during its experiments, was telling users that they were highly compatible with bad matches (see our article, “OkCupid Lied to Users during Experiments“). OkCupid remains defiant in the face of growing criticism. According...

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OKcupid Lied to Users during Experiments
Jul28

OKcupid Lied to Users during Experiments

July 28, 2014 – OkCupid.com is feeling what it is like to be on the receiving end of criticism after the co-founder of the company admitted to lying to users and manipulating data in order to conduct private studies. Christian Rudder, the co-founder of OkCupid, recently wrote a post where he bragged about experimenting on OkCupid users in the past and admitted that “OkCupid doesn’t really know what it is...

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OKcupid’s FireFox Protest Results in CEO Resigning
Apr03

OKcupid’s FireFox Protest Results in CEO Resigning

April 3, 2014 Online dating service OKcupid is able to claim victory in its fight against FireFox. As we reported on Monday, OKcupid urged users to stop using the popular FireFox browser because the CEO of Mozilla (which owns/runs FireFox) had given money in the past to an anti-gay marriage initiative. Despite distancing himself from that and promising to be inclusive, CEO Brendan Eich was forced out of Mozilla due to the growing...

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OKcupid Urges Users to Reject Firefox
Mar31

OKcupid Urges Users to Reject Firefox

March 31, 2014 Online dating service OKcupid is urging its members to reject FireFox and use either Chrome, Internet Explorer, or Opera. The move was made when OKcupid learned that Mozilla’s new CEO (Mozilla owns Firefox), Brendan Eich, has opposed equal rights for gay couples. Users logging into OKCupid via FireFox receive a six paragraph message asking them to oppose Firefox for having a CEO that opposes gay rights. ALSO SEE:...

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How OKcupid Matches People
May27

How OKcupid Matches People

Started by a group of students from Harvard University, OKcupid used blogging, unique surveys, and outside-the-box thinking to grow its free dating service into one of the most used online dating services in the world. Launched in 2004, the path to success wasn’t easy for OKcupid, but it was a rewarding when one of the company’s main competitors – match.com – acquired OKcupid in 2011 for $50 million. One of the...

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