Love in the Time of Algorithms

Love in the Time of Algorithms

What Technology Does to Meeting and Mating

Book - 2013
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Chronicles the story behind the rise of online dating while assessing the impact of technology on modern relationships, exploring how profit-minded online dating services are enabling the identification of compatible mates.
Publisher: New York : Current, 2013
ISBN: 9781591845317
1591845319
Branch Call Number: 306.730285
Characteristics: xii, 255 pages ;,24 cm

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Funktron
Jan 28, 2013

Slater attempts to put meaning to the new era dating scene taking place on the Internet stage. He does a good job of tactfully retracing the history of the "industry," and provides a little insight into the successes (and tribulations) experienced by the "customers," but falls short of finding any kind of conclusive imperative on the implications for society. Basically, if you're wanting a business-oriented history lesson on a few dating-focused Internet ideas, this is the book for you. If you're wanting a deep sociological analysis of the decision to meet and date people online, you're better off just asking people who use the sites you're curious about (or better yet: trying them yourself).

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