Thursday, February 28, 2013

article "Love In The Time Of GPS"

Just read the article "Love In The Time Of GPS" at OnlinePersonalsWatch
"It's more natural, you're out and about," said Brooks, who predicts that dating via mobile phone will change the game profoundly because apps can gather instantaneous feedback about how a date went, resulting in better matches. "People don't really know what they want, so the best way to match people is to look at their behaviors," Brooks said. "Your phone is going to get to know you, it is going to get to know your buying behavior."

The best way to match people is by strict personality similarity.

Please remember the mobile concept is evolving: Almost 70% of all mobile usage takes place over a Wi-Fi Network! (mobile concept evolving, meaning tablets with Wi-Fi Network access rather than cell phones) SMS Still The Dominant Messaging Platform – 92% of Phone Users Use SMS (Data from comScore UK)
Behavioural Matching is vaporware (for serious daters. PlentyOfFish is the biggest Behavioural Matching site on Earth and it is a fiasco)

The 3 milestone discoveries of the 2001 - 2010 decade for Theories of Romantic Relationships Development are:
I) Several studies showing contraceptive pills users make different mate choices, on average, compared to non-users. "Only short-term but not long-term partner preferences tend to vary with the menstrual cycle"
II) People often report partner preferences that are not compatible with their choices in real life. (Behavioural recommender systems or other system that learns your preferences are useless)
III) What is important in attracting people to one another may not be important in making couples happy. Compatibility is all about a high level on personality similarity between prospective mates for long term mating with commitment.

By 2023 (because 2013 is too early), the association with Cell Phones high/intensive usage and gliomas, meningiomas, or acoustic neuromas risks will be clear. It will quite similar as the 20 years lag between smoking and lung cancer development.
Glioma is a broad category of brain and spinal cord tumors that come from glial cells, the main brain cells that can develop into tumors. The only risk factor for malignant gliomas is prior radiation to the brain. Family history accounts for less than 5% of causes for developing these tumors. Some genetic disorders increase the risk of development of these tumors in children but rarely in adults.

I bought a Siemens A31 cell phone last March 2006 and I still use it with its original battery since 2006!. I rarely talk no more than 10 minutes per month and send no more than 50 SMS's per month. I plan to still use it for the next years.

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