Friday, May 3, 2013

Badoo enigma

What is happening at Badoo? Who is the CEO now this 2013?

Badoo is slowly collapsing, losing users, nearly nobody pays.

Was Badoo the company behind major hacking incidents suffered by online dating sites and social nets; highly publicized like the ones of Zoosk, PlentyOfFish (POF), eHarmony, Sonico and not publicized like the ones of Match/Meetic/Chemistry?

Badoo is under fraud investigation in many countries where it operates.
It seems Ms. Jessica Powell resigned as soon as she was cognizant about the dirty activities of Badoo.

Badoo uses dishonest tactics to increase its database, there are several fake profiles there.

Conversion rate is less than 1% in South American countries.

Badoo offers to pay using SMS via your cell phone, but there were (several) complaints about up to 8 hours of delay from when you send the SMS and your profile is set in top visibility.
Women do not like location awareness features because they feel being hunted by men.

People do not pay for social discovering, for finding new friends, they will pay only for high effective compatibility matching.
Online Dating for serious daters does not need to be more social, it needs to be more effective/efficient.

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