Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Report about Q2 2014, IAC (nasdaq IACI)


IAC/InterActiveCorp's (IACI) CEO on Q2 2014 Results - Press Release
http://seekingalpha.com/article/2359125-iac-interactivecorps-iaci-ceo-on-q2-2014-results-earnings-call-transcript?part=single
http://seekingalpha.com/news/1880875-iac-interactive-misses-by-0_02-misses-on-revenue


For me; it is clear they acquired FriendScout24 (old and obsolete site) and HowAboutWe (as gift) because they do not want to innovate. They want to squeeze their big databases to get all the juice (money) from the wallets of the daters.

When the IAC Personals bought OKCupid (3 years ago) for an astronomical amount of money, the OKCupid team had the task to copycat Badoo, but they failed in that mission. IAC Personals backed Tinder instead, as the copycat of Badoo, but it seems there is a divorce between Tinder and Match just now! Perhaps the IAC will "discretely bury" Tinder soon, it will absorb it and merge with Match mobile (with Stream and Mixer features) as soon as possible.

Please see this information from Alexa and Compete, they show their sites reached operating ceiling!
http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/match.com
https://siteanalytics.compete.com/match.com/
http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/chemistry.com
https://siteanalytics.compete.com/chemistry.com/
http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/meetic.fr
http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/meeticaffinity.fr
https://siteanalytics.compete.com/okcupid.com/
http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/friendscout24.de

Please read also:

about the recent interview with the CEO of Match Group
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/05/interview-with-ceo-of-match-group.html

Report about Q1 2014, IAC (nasdaq IACI)
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/05/report-about-q1-2014-iac-nasdaq-iaci.html

OkCupid lied to users about their love matches, calling it an “experiment” ?

http://gigaom.com/2014/07/28/ok-cupid-lied-to-users-about-their-love-matches-calling-it-an-experiment/
http://blog.okcupid.com/index.php/we-experiment-on-human-beings/
OkCupid told people who weren’t compatible that they were a romantic match, as an A/B test to see if users bought it.

On Monday 28th July 2014, OkCupid co-founder Christian Rudder told the world – surprise! – just like Facebook, the company has been experimenting on its users. The gist of the post was, “You know how mad you were at Facebook? Well we did it too!”


Do you remember the "Why You Should Never Pay For Online Dating" article ?
 http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2010/04/okcupid-flawed-article.html
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The Online Dating Industry is performing like the Pharmaceutical and Cosmetic Industry before the USA Food and Drug Administration was created. There is no/weak Legislation, no ID verification, low reliable background checks, no Quality Norms. No one compatibility matching method is Scientifically Proven. The entire Online Dating Industry for serious daters in 1st World Countries is a HOAX, performing as a Big Online Casino, with a low effectiveness/efficiency level of their matching algorithms (less than 10%). In the same range as searching by your own.


The Online Dating Industry needs Innovations, but the innovations the Online Dating Industry needs will come from only one source: the latest discoveries in theories of romantic relationships development with commitment.
Do you want to innovate in the Online Dating Industry?
Read: The 8 tips to innovate in the Online Dating Industry 2014! 




 

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

How facial features drive our first impressions







http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-28512781
http://www.bbc.co.uk/mundo/noticias/2014/07/140728_ciencia_rasgos_faciales_primeras_impresiones_np.shtml

FULL paper:
Modeling first impressions from highly variable facial images
http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2014/07/23/1409860111.abstract

Please see also:
http://www.alittlelab.com/

Soul2Match, FindYourFaceMate, "FaceReader from Profiler1: Personality Traits analysis based on facial features." and other dating sites with biometric software which analyzes facial features and bone structure, helping to detect levels of soulmate love and friendship like the Digital Physiognomy software.

"Generalization in mate choice copying in humans"
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2011/10/generalization-in-mate-choice-copying.html

article: 7 Things Your Face Says About You
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/01/article-7-things-your-face-says-about.html

Match To Use Facial Recognition For Better Matches ???
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2013/09/match-to-use-facial-recognition-for.html

They are useless for the Online Dating Industry.
Do you want to know why?
Here are the answers:


Profiling by music preferences to assess personality
video preferences to assess personality
color preferences to assess personality
bookmarks preferences to assess personality
handwriting analysis to assess personality
purchases and buying trends from credit cards to assess personality
facial features to assess personality
and other methods like them add distortion to the measurement.
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Please read: The 8 tips to innovate in the Online Dating Industry 2014!   
LIFEPROJECT METHOD: 100X better than eHarmony, not 100% better, 100 times better!

http://es.scribd.com/doc/223672375/LPMvEHARMONY-pdf
Matching Algorithms for the Online Dating Industry 2014 (serious daters)
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/01/matching-algorithms-for-online-dating.html

Executive Interview: Jana Bayad, CEO of SingldOut via GDI



http://www.globaldatinginsights.com/28072014-executive-interview-jana-bayad-ceo-of-singldout/

The CEO is NOT HONEST because "SingldOut Offers Genetic Matchmaking" but ...
that proposal is a HOAX, a big FRAUD in the Online Dating Industry.
Genetic Matchmaking is mainly  based on the T_shirt Experiment that only proved:
normally cycling women (not pregnant and not taking contraceptive pills) are (temporarily) attracted by the perspiration scent of clothes used by men with a Major Histocompatibility Complex MHC more dissimilar to theirs,
and not proved: women attracted by those men for long term mating with commitment.
and
2 Scientific Papers debunk their claims.
1) "Human oestrus" Gangestad & Thornhill (2008)
"Only short-term but not long-term partner preferences tend to vary with the menstrual cycle"

2) "Does the contraceptive pill alter mate choice in humans?" Alvergne & Lummaa (2009)
".. whereas normally cycling women express a preference for MHC (Major Histocompatibility Complex) dissimilarity in mates, pill users prefer odours of MHC-SIMILAR men, indicating that pill use might eliminate adaptive preferences for genetic dissimilarity."
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"...., Roberts et al. attempted to eliminate these potential confounds by adopting a within-subject design in which women's mate preferences were assessed before and after they began taking the pill. Women starting the pill showed a significant preference shift towards MHC SIMILARITY compared with three months before the pill was taken, a shift that was not observed in the control group of normally cycling women."

http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/07/about-dna-matching-instant-chemistry.html
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/07/more-about-dna-matching-instant.html

What is important in attracting people to one another may not be important in making couples happy.
"Opposites attract but then they attack", Dr Buckwalter's dixit.
Persons with opposites characteristics feel attraction between them for short_term mating.
Persons with similar characteristics are more suitable/qualified for long_term mating.
http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/news/2008/04/science-of-love.html

As per the personality test used in the SingldOut site, most probably it is a IPSATIVE test quite similar to the one used at "Butterflies Again" dating site circa 2008.
http://onlinedatingpost.com/archives/2008/09/dating-site-personality-testing-smackdown/

Please see also:
WE HAVE CHEMISTRY! ??? NOT
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2013/01/we-have-chemistry-not.html

PAPER The common neural bases between sexual desire and love
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2012/06/paper-common-neural-bases-between.html

BrainDesire
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2011/11/braindesire.html

Chemistry, 6 years from its genesis.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2010/12/chemistry-6-years-from-its-genesis.html

10 years ago, during December 2004, Dr. Helen Fisher was contacted by the people from Match to create Chemistry, the last innovation at Match, a compatibility matching method.


I remember I had seen two draft papers from Chemistry:
The first clearly shows:
a) that Chemistry has a low successful "1.2.3 MEET in person step-by-step process", low successful first meeting rate for its members.b) its matching method only reported early stage attraction between prospective mates and after the first meeting; in some persons attraction reduces its level OR worse even, morphs/metamorphoses to rejection. i.e. it is working only for short term mating!!!

The second shows:
a) the high serotonin type (Builder) who is attracted to people like themselves and the high dopamine type (Explorer) who also is attracted to people like themselves, could be looking for a LONG term romantic relationship.
and
b) the high estrogen Negotiator who is attracted to the high testosterone Director and vice versa, could be looking for a SHORT term romantic relationship.

The persons who use Chemistry, meet in person, and after that want to continue dating, is only a very small percentage of them. Less than 6% reach the first meeting in person stage. Of that 6% who reach the first meeting in person stage, not known exactly the percentage of persons who want to continue dating, but I suspect it is very low.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/07/about-dna-matching-instant-chemistry.html


The key to long-lasting romance is STRICT PERSONALITY SIMILARITY.
C-Level executives are more worried about their golf scores than their company’s long term strategy and innovations. http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2013/01/from-idate2004-to-idate2013-final.html C-level executives are cooking barbecues under the water (selling smoke) and not paying attention to latest research from Academics which could be beneficial for the Online Dating Industry.
Lack Of Innovation & Decadence can summarize the Online Dating Industry for years. http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2013/09/top-86-tips-from-idate-2013-cologne-koln.html The Online Dating Industry is performing like the Pharmaceutical and Cosmetic Industry before the USA Food and Drug Administration was created. There is no/weak Legislation, no ID verification, low reliable background checks, no Quality Norms. No one compatibility matching method is Scientifically Proven. The entire Online Dating Industry for serious daters in 1st World Countries is a HOAX, performing as a Big Online Casino, with a low effectiveness/efficiency level of their matching algorithms (less than 10%). In the same range as searching by your own. The Online Dating Industry needs a major cataclysm to extinguish the big, old and obsolete dinosaurs. http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/05/internet-trends-report-2014-from-kpcb.html

The Online Dating Industry needs Innovations, but the innovations the Online Dating Industry needs will come from only one source: the latest discoveries in theories of romantic relationships development with commitment.
Please read: The 8 tips to innovate in the Online Dating Industry 2014! 


LIFEPROJECT METHOD: 100X better than eHarmony, not 100% better, 100 times better!
http://es.scribd.com/doc/223672375/LPMvEHARMONY-pdf
Matching Algorithms for the Online Dating Industry 2014 (serious daters)
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/01/matching-algorithms-for-online-dating.html


 


Monday, July 28, 2014

The Future Of Internet Dating Interview

http://internetdating.typepad.com/courtland_brooks/2014/07/the-future-of-internet-dating.html

Year over year regurgitating the same statistics, talking the same rubbish. They DO NOT want to INNOVATE!
http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/news/2014/06/idate-mark-brooks-mobile-dating-presentation.html

C-Level executives are more worried about their golf scores than their company’s long term strategy and innovations.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2013/01/from-idate2004-to-idate2013-final.html
C-level executives are cooking barbecues under the water (selling smoke) and not paying attention to latest research from Academics which could be beneficial for the Online Dating Industry.
Wasting precious time with Matchmakers which should be obsolete.
The Online Dating Industry needs to kill the Matchmaking Industry, like computers killed typewriters.
Worldwide there are less than 7 million paid members (adding up all the ones at eHarmony/EliteSingles/eDarling, Match, Chemistry, Meetic, MeeticAffinity, OkCupid, PeopleMedia’s Communities, PlentyOfFish, Parship/eCift, and others).


The biggest scammers are not from Ghana or Nigeria. They are precisely marketing executives from big sites. They use credit card billing trickery.
Lack Of Innovation & Decadence can summarize the Online Dating Industry for years.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2013/09/top-86-tips-from-idate-2013-cologne-koln.html
The Online Dating Industry is performing like the Pharmaceutical and Cosmetic Industry before the USA Food and Drug Administration was created. There is no/weak Legislation, no ID verification, low reliable background checks, no Quality Norms.
No one compatibility matching method is Scientifically Proven.
The entire Online Dating Industry for serious daters in 1st World Countries is a HOAX, performing as a Big Online Casino, with a low effectiveness/efficiency level of their matching algorithms (less than 10%). In the same range as searching by your own.
The Online Dating Industry needs a major cataclysm to extinguish the big, old and obsolete dinosaurs.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/05/internet-trends-report-2014-from-kpcb.html

Please read: Why Online Dating Is Dying and Why It's a Good Thing!
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/06/article-why-online-dating-is-dying-and.html


The Online Dating Industry needs Innovations, but the innovations the Online Dating Industry needs will come from only one source: the latest discoveries in theories of romantic relationships development with commitment.
Do you want to innovate in the Online Dating Industry?
Read: The 8 tips to innovate in the Online Dating Industry 2014! 


http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/07/article-what-online-dating-sites-can.html

State of Social Media in LATAM countries 2014









comScore Report

The State of Social Media in Latin America and the Metrics that Really Matter
http://www.comscore.com/Insights/Presentations-and-Whitepapers/2014/The-State-of-Social-Media-in-Latin-America-and-the-Metrics-that-Really-Matter

Women "more social" than men
Measuring what matters in Social Media: Engaged Audience and not just Fans, Followers and Actions.
Social Audience should be Loyal.
Photos consistently drive content performance across top pages in LatAm countries during 2014.
Status and Link posts saw a dip in engagement.
78% of posts at Facebook were photos, with 88% engagement driven by those posts.
Badoo is the only social network mentioned in the report.
Nor Zoosk, nor AreYouInterested, nor Tinder, nor HowAboutWe are mentioned.


The Simpsons, Apple, NetFlix, Facebook, LinkedIn, WordPress, Google, Hotmail, Yahoo, YouTube, Blogger, Wikipedia, Bing, Twitter, Skype are BIG successes, here,  in Argentina!!!
I have the theory that if something is successful in Argentina, it could be a success in the World.
If it can NOT be a success here in Argentina, it will definitely NOT be a success in the World. NO online dating company (for serious daters) has success here in Argentina nor Brazil or other Latin American country. 

Please see also:
2013 Latin America Digital Future in Focus Report by comScore  
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2013/05/2013-latin-america-digital-future-in.html
Brazil Digital Future in Focus 2014
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/05/brazil-digital-future-in-focus-2014.html

compare to
U.S.A. Digital Future in Focus 2014 (comScore Report)
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/04/usa-digital-future-in-focus-2014.html

and please see also:
South American Market / 2 tips
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2013/09/south-american-market-2-tips.html

ComScore report: Mobile Path to Purchase
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/05/comscore-report-mobile-path-to-purchase.html

Latin American countries digital future 2012!
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2012/09/latin-american-countries-digital-future.html
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Social dating is vaporware. Please read: The 8 tips to innovate in the Online Dating Industry 2014! 

LIFEPROJECT METHOD: 100X better than eHarmony, not 100% better, 100 times better!
http://es.scribd.com/doc/223672375/LPMvEHARMONY-pdf
Matching Algorithms for the Online Dating Industry 2014 (serious daters)
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/01/matching-algorithms-for-online-dating.html