How Women Are Swiping The Weirdness Out Of Online Dating

John Paul Titlow, Fast Company, Aug 01, 2016
Commentary by Stephen Downes

There's some mildly descriptive language that might be off-putting to some readers, but overall this is a good look at some of the challenges women face online and some of the efforts being undertaken to address them in the world of online dating. The social aspect of online interaction is perhaps the hardest to manage well, and nowhere else do issues flare up more quickly nor frequently. Different approaches are considered, including apps that limit interactions, apps that divert unwanted interactions to noncommittal chatbots, and apps that make unwanted public exposure a lot more public.

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