Friday, October 31, 2014

Bitter Pill: The EU regulation MOSS and their implications for the dating industry

http://online-dating-news.blogspot.com.ar/2014/10/bittere-pille-die-eu-verordnung-moss.html
translated as (using Google Translate)

EU Regulation MOSS - Consequences for the Online Dating Industry
Online Dating News, Cologne ---- So it does not get boring even in the Internet business, the EU has devised a new scheme. It relates to the place of service in the case of electronic services (MOSS). Why this will lead to a nationwide outcry trading on the internet and also the creators of online dating and flirt portals?

Said "place of performance" is from 1 January 2015, where the customer is located. And that applies its national VAT rate. In plain English: you owe the country the VAT!

"An example of creeps
They operate in Germany a single market, happen to have also a paying customer from Portugal in the database. So then you owe the State Portugal the VAT payable - as high whatever which may just be.
Pathetic consolation: Help with numbers
Kindly, the EU has come up with some simplification, it saves you from having to register in all European countries and crisscross declarations and tax money sent around: There are national collection that make make the redistribution for you.
Say, you need only in German KEA (not at the bird, but in the "Little one stop shop" - no joke that really means so!) And register them then send your quarterly VAT return.
Would you, for example, made in quarter 1/2015 with the Austrians 1,200 euros in sales, you would have the local 20% VAT., so pay 200 euros to the KEA.
Conclusion: Act fast
Ask asap to your accounting system and get yourself the EU national tax rates. Then on to the KEA registration!
And then always diligently pursue the financial news, because if, for example, Finland on 03.01.2015 increased from 24% to 25%, which must of course also be entered at you ..."

Will Ashley Madison be next?

Recently JDI Dating Fined USD616K For Fake Profiles
http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/news/2014/10/jdi-dating-fined-616k-for-fake-profiles.html
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/10/online-dating-scam-alert-jdi-dating.html
Will Ashley Madison be next?
The FTC claimed that JDI dating and its owner William Mark Thomas misrepresented their fake members to lure consumers to pay for memberships.  Called "virtual cupids," fake profiles were indicated by a small “v” encircled by a “C” and observed within the profile. The FTC viewed the icon as difficult to both see and understand.



Remember: 
Ashley’s Angels message with Guest users, but not with Members.  Ashley’s Angels contact users through computer generated messages, including emails and instant messages.  Ashley’s Angels may offer, initiate or send winks,  private keys, and virtual gifts.  Ashley’s Angels message with multiple users at the same or substantially the same times.  Not only is this feature for your entertainment, but Ashley’s Angels allows us to collect messages, instant chat and/or replies from individuals or programs for market research and/or customer experience and/or quality control and/or compliance purposes. Ashley’s Angels are NOT conspicuously identified as such.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2013/11/2-tips-about-ashley-madisons-ashleys.html


Thursday, October 30, 2014

ONLINE DATING SCAM ALERT (JDI Dating)

 https://www.datingwebsitereview.net/online-dating-scam-alert-jdi-dating-cupidswand-com-others/
http://www.ftc.gov/system/files/documents/cases/141028jdidatingcmpt.pdf


Jason Lee from Dating Website Review:
"I am pleased to share the U.S. Federal Trade Commission today levied a substantial fine against http://www.jdidating.com/ (JDI Dating) which covers misleading billing practices and completely fake dating profiles that were sending emails to unsuspecting victims in order to trick them into paying upgrade fees. Here is a copy of FTC complaint again JDI Dating and the company owner William Mark Thomas."

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Twitter teams with IBM for business analytics

IBM will analyze Twitter data and turn it into something actionable for the enterprise.
http://vator.tv/news/2014-10-29-twitter-teams-with-ibm-for-business-analytics

Please read:
IBM Deciphers Personality Types From 200 Tweets ?
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2013/11/ibm-deciphers-personality-types-from.html

PAPER System U: Automatically Deriving Personality Traits from Social Media for People Recommendation
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/10/paper-system-u-automatically-deriving.html
 

 What comes after the Social Networking wave?
The Next Big Investment Opportunity on the Internet will be .... Personalization!
Personality Based Recommender Systems and Strict Personality Based Compatibility Matching Engines for serious Online Dating with the normative 16PF5 personality test.

If you want to be first in the "personalization arena" == Personality Based Recommender Systems, you should understand HOW TO INNOVATE in the ............ Online Dating Industry first of all!  


Report about Q3 2014, IAC (nasdaq IACI)

From Seeking Alpha

http://seekingalpha.com/article/2611655-iac-interactivecorp-iaci-q3-2014-results-earnings-call-transcript?part=single


"Also a huge shift to mobile. In 2010 only 8% of our North American users accessed products via mobile. In 2014 that 8% has become 81%. Now Tinder drives a big part of that, but even excluding Tinder, that number is up to 67%."
"In terms of Tinder Premium, Tinder Premium is going to launch soon, but it's going to launch in a variety of ways, in a variety of prices, in a variety of markets. This stuff is not religion. This is stuff you optimize your way into, which is sort of what I've said before. So it's not like you’re going to wake up one day and there is going to be sort of this big premium feature launched globally across all geographies at a common price point. This stuff gets innovated and tested throughout and that’s going to start very soon."


The mobile concept is evolving. What means mobile for the majority of the persons? SmartPhones? Tablets? All-in-one computers with wi-fi you can take from dining room to the bedroom?
In the near future everything will be mobile.

Do you remember Chatroulette? Lots of persons want to use it, but nobody wants to pay for it.
It seems Tinder is like Chatroulette but it will collapse like Skout (problems with minors using it).

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

Worldwide there are less than 7 million paid members (adding up all the ones at eHarmony/eDarling/EliteSingles, Match, Chemistry, Meetic, MeeticAffinity, OkCupid, PeopleMedia's Communities, PlentyOfFish, Parship/eCift, and others).
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.


Please read also:
Plenty Of Fish Bets It All On Mobile
http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/news/2014/10/plenty-of-fish-bets-it-all-on-mobile.html

"POF CEO & Founder, Markus Frind, says that for people under the age of 35, 90% of POF’s visits now come from phones rather than web browsers."

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WorldWide, there are over 5,000 -five thousand- online dating sites
but no one is using the 16PF5 (or similar) to assess personality of its members!
but no one calculates similarity with a quantized pattern comparison method!
but no one can show Compatibility Distribution Curves to each and every of its members!
but no one is scientifically proven! 
No actual online dating site  is "scientifically proven" because no one can prove its matching algorithm can match prospective partners who will have more stable and satisfying relationships -and very low divorce rates- than couples matched by chance, astrological destiny, personal preferences, searching on one's own, or other technique as the control group in a peer reviewed Scientific Paper for the majority (over 90%) of its members.

Please read "LIFEPROJECT METHOD versus eHARMONY"
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/05/lifeproject-method-versus-eharmony.html 

DNA Dating Site SingldOut Raised USD600,000 ?

via GDI
http://globaldatinginsights.com/dna-dating-site-singldout-raises-600000/
"SingldOut Offers Genetic Matchmaking" but ...
that proposal is a HOAX, a big FRAUD in the Online Dating Industry.

SingldOut  will be a "Stupid Investors' series" case of study.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/07/executive-interview-jana-bayad-ceo-of.html

The key to long-lasting romance is STRICT PERSONALITY SIMILARITY.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

where the World’s youngest and oldest people live




These maps show where the world’s youngest and oldest people live
http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/health/140904/map-youth-elderly-world-political-unrest-economy-unemployment
Does this tell us where the next revolution will take place?


My bet: South America.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2013/08/want-to-enter-south-american-market.html
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2010/11/south-america.html
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2011/01/3-big-south-american-failed-proposals.html
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2011/01/south-america-is-unserved-unexploited.html
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2013/09/south-american-market-2-tips.html
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:
comScore report: Argentina Digital Future in Focus (2014)
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/10/comscore-report-argentina-digital.html
comScore report: 2014 LATAM Digital Future in Focus 
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/10/comscore-report-2014-latam-digital.html
State of Social Media in LATAM countries 2014
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/07/state-of-social-media-in-latam.html
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

Saturday, October 25, 2014

PAPER: Dyadic Relationship Values in Chinese Online Daters: Love American Style?


http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs12119-014-9255-0

Abstract

Documented differences exist between Eastern and Western attitudes and beliefs about romantic relationships, but some authorities argue that dyadic relationship values are becoming increasingly Westernized. Accordingly, we surveyed current beliefs structures in a large sample (n = 11,300) of male and female subscribers to a major matchmaking site in China, drawing on Sternberg’s classic Triangular Theory of Love (passion, intimacy, and commitment). Consistent with previous findings, dyadic relationship values conformed to a unidimensional Rasch model, although the relative importance of these values varied by age and sex. As predicted, themes related to the component of commitment, and to some extent intimacy, were consistently rated as more salient than themes associated with passion. Unexpectedly, values reflecting passion tended to be rated as more salient than themes related to family/status. Men across all age brackets rated passion and ambition as more salient than the women did, whereas both sexes agreed on the relative importance of financial security. Over all, the results substantiated specific cultural differences reported in the literature but also revealed trends suggesting that contemporary Chinese society is moving closer to love “American style.” 


Big data dating IS NOT the key to long-lasting romance
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/03/big-data-dating-is-not-key-to-long.html
The key to long-lasting romance is STRICT PERSONALITY SIMILARITY.
Similarity is a word that has different meanings for different persons or companies, it exactly depends on how mathematically is defined. I calculate similarity in personality patterns with (a proprietary) pattern recognition by correlation method. It takes into account the score and the trend to score of any pattern.  Also it takes into account women under hormonal treatment because several studies showed 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"

Please see: "How to calculate personality similarity between users"
Short answer: the key is the ENSEMBLE!
(the whole set of different valid possibilities)
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2013/03/how-to-calculate-personality-similarity.html

Worldwide there are over 5,000 online dating sites, no one uses the 16PF5, no one is scientifically proven yet, and no one can show you compatibility distribution curves, i.e. if you are a man seeking women, to show how compatible you are with a 20,000,000 women database, and to select a bunch of 100 women from 20,000,000 women database.
 
Please read also
An exercise of similarity.
How LIFEPROJECT METHOD calculates similarity. 
STRICT PERSONALITY SIMILARITY by LIFEPROJECT METHOD.
Personality Distribution Curves using the NORMATIVE 16PF5.
ALGORITHMS & POWER CALCULATION.
Innovations: to take the 16PF5 test 3 times.
Why your brain distorts!



Friday, October 24, 2014

eHarmony Mapping Love with Hadoop ???





http://www.eharmony.com/engineering/mapping-love-with-hadoop/
https://es.scribd.com/doc/244210194/eHdata-pdf

Big data dating IS NOT the key to long-lasting romance
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/03/big-data-dating-is-not-key-to-long.html
The key to long-lasting romance is STRICT PERSONALITY SIMILARITY.
eHarmony, is a 14+ years old obsolete site and a HOAX, based on a big scientific fraud, only sustained by big marketing budget.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/06/iaci-and-eharmony-usa-sites-big-tv.html
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2010/08/eharmony-marriage-metrics-study-hoax.html
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/05/ibisworld-analyst-eharmony-is-forecast.html
eHarmony is a 14+ years old obsolete site using Big Five traits to measure personality of its members, but the Big Five normative test that had been proven/revealed as an incomplete and incorrect model to assess/measure personality of persons.
The Big Five normative test had been replaced by HEXACO or Big Six test.
Online Dating sites OFFERING COMPATIBILITY MATCHING METHODS BASED ON PERSONALITY SIMILARITY have very big databases, in the range of 20,000,000 (twenty million) profiles, so the Big Five model or the HEXACO model are not enough for predictive purposes. That is why I suggest the 16PF5 test instead.
The same applies for Personality Based Recommender Systems.
Please see: "How to calculate personality similarity between users" Short answer: the key is the ENSEMBLE!
(the whole set of different valid possibilities)
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2013/03/how-to-calculate-personality-similarity.html

Worldwide there are over 5,000 online dating sites, no one uses the 16PF5, no one is scientifically proven yet, and no one can show you compatibility distribution curves, i.e. if you are a man seeking women, to show how compatible you are with a 20,000,000 women database, and to select a bunch of 100 women from 20,000,000 women database.

eHarmony's algorithm is in the range of showing you 3 most compatible persons per 1,000 persons screened, and with the 16PF5 you can reach 3 most compatible persons per 100,000 persons screened; a 100 times more powerful algorithm (NOT 100% improvement, a 100 X improvement, really an innovation)


Please read:
TODAY eHarmony's 14th birthday
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/08/today-eharmonys-14th-birthday.html

eHarmony uses Hadoop to extend the range of people they connect ?
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2013/11/eharmony-uses-hadoop-to-extend-range-of.html

Big Data & Analytics Heroes: from eHarmony ?
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/07/big-data-analytics-heroes-from-eharmony.html

about "eHarmony Internal Memo"
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/10/about-eharmony-internal-memo.html

Why on Earth Does eHarmony Offer Real-Life Matchmakers?
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/10/why-on-earth-does-eharmony-offer-real.html

hilarious letter: eHarmony 14th Anniversary
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/09/hilarious-letter-eharmony-14th.html

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WorldWide, there are over 5,000 -five thousand- online dating sites
but no one is using the 16PF5 (or similar) to assess personality of its members!
but no one calculates similarity with a quantized pattern comparison method!
but no one can show Compatibility Distribution Curves to each and every of its members!
but no one is scientifically proven!


LIFEPROJECT METHOD: 100X better than eHarmony, not 100% better, 100 times better!
http://es.scribd.com/doc/223672375/LPMvEHARMONY-pdf 
  

Thursday, October 23, 2014

comScore report: Argentina Digital Future in Focus (2014)





http://www.comscore.com/Insights/Presentations-and-Whitepapers/2014/2014-Argentina-Digital-Future-in-Focus

The "2014 Digital Future in Focus Argentina" analyzes online audience trends by category and demography and provides a preview of the innovations to come in Argentina in 2015. 

Here are some of the highlights:
- In the last year, the online audience in Latin America grew 12% reaching 179 million unique visitors.
- Argentina is the third largest online audience in Latin America after Brazil and Mexico with 18.6 million unique users.
- Social Media is the category with more minutes on PC/Laptops screens for Argentineans.
- Argentina has the second highest reach for Social Media sites worldwide.
- Argentina has the highest reach for Sports sites in the region. On average, 1.5 million Argentineans visit Sport sites every day.
- There is a migration to mobile consumption: the usage of non-PC devices in Argentina is at 13.1%.  The dominant operating system is Android.
- Clicks are at best an incomplete – and at worst a misleading – metric.
- Reach and Frequency are beginning to be considered the most relevant metric to measure impact.

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:
comScore report: 2014 LATAM Digital Future in Focus 
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/10/comscore-report-2014-latam-digital.html
State of Social Media in LATAM countries 2014
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/07/state-of-social-media-in-latam.html
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

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

article about a U.S. A New Federal Trade Secret Law.

http://blog.ericgoldman.org/archives/2014/10/congress-is-considering-a-new-federal-trade-secret-law-why-forbes-cross-post.htm
http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2498323

Trade secrets usually don’t grab headlines the way that patents or copyrights do, but don’t let that fool you about their importance. Studies regularly show that most businesses care more about trade secrets than either copyrights or patents. In fact, trade secrets are implicated by every aspect of a company’s operations, including dealings with employees, vendors and customers. And while there are millions of issued patents and registered copyrights, the total number of protectable trade secrets is nearly infinite. 

Please read also:
A patent issue from 2007 ?
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/01/a-patent-issue-from-2007.html

The Terrible Cost Of Patents
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2011/08/terrible-cost-of-patents.html

"eHarmony Internal Memo" does not say that .....

eHarmony resurrected thanks to the  USD 30 million paid by Affinitas GmbH. last May 2013
http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/news/2014/10/eharmony-internal-memo.html

Germany’s eDarling buys itself back from online dating giant eHarmony
http://venturevillage.eu/end-of-the-affair-germanys-edarling-buys-back-stake-from-eharmony
(It is said they paid USD 30 million for the 30% stake of eHarmony)
http://venturevillage.eu/samwer-brothers-edarling-talk-of-failed-exit-completely-wrong
Perhaps without those USD 30 million eHarmony would have closed forever.

MILESTONES:
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/08/today-eharmonys-14th-birthday.html
eHarmony's CA, UK and AU sites never performed as expected.
eHarmony failed in Japan.
eHarmony failed its IPO last 2011, 2010, er ... even 2008?
eHarmony closed its site in Brazil.
eHarmony failed with Jazzed.
eHarmony refused to acquire the whole of Affinitas GmbH. (eDarling and others) and went free/freemium in USA & CA.
eHarmony was copycatted several times like TeAmoRu and eSynchrony
Last June 2013 eHarmony published a paper "A Third of Recently Married Couples Met Online" but ... Better Business Bureau Tells eHarmony To Nix Best-Marriage Boasts
eHarmony closed eHarmonyLabs.
eHarmony launched matchmaking service eH+ for USD5,000
eHarmony plans to launch Elevated Careers next December 2014.

Please remember:
eHarmony, is a 14 years old obsolete site and a HOAX, based on a big scientific fraud, only sustained by big marketing budget.

The Big Five normative test that had been proven/revealed as an incomplete and incorrect model to assess/measure personality of persons.
The Big Five normative test had been replaced by HEXACO or Big Six test.

With less than USD10 Million you can copycat eHarmony 
or
 innovate and revolutionize the Online Dating Industry, killing those old & obsolete sites forever. 

Big data dating IS NOT the key to long-lasting romance 
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/07/big-data-analytics-heroes-from-eharmony.html

Monday, October 20, 2014

about "eHarmony Internal Memo"

Mark Brooks posted "eHarmony Internal Memo" at OPW.
http://www.onlinepersonalswatch.com/news/2014/10/eharmony-internal-memo.html

" ................
8. We have serious doubts about ever selling our business. Fundamentally, we do not ever again wish to expose the ownership and management of our business to persons who know almost nothing about relationships—and have even less commitment to the sacredness of the relationships we are attempting to assist. 

.................... "

Please read also:
Why on Earth Does eHarmony Offer Real-Life Matchmakers?
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/10/why-on-earth-does-eharmony-offer-real.html

hilarious letter: eHarmony 14th Anniversary
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/09/hilarious-letter-eharmony-14th.html
 


Please remember:
eHarmony, is a 14 years old obsolete site and a HOAX, based on a big scientific fraud, only sustained by big marketing budget.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/06/iaci-and-eharmony-usa-sites-big-tv.html
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2010/08/eharmony-marriage-metrics-study-hoax.html
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/05/ibisworld-analyst-eharmony-is-forecast.html

The Big Five normative test that had been proven/revealed as an incomplete and incorrect model to assess/measure personality of persons.
The Big Five normative test had been replaced by HEXACO or Big Six test.

With less than USD10 Million you can copycat eHarmony 
or
 innovate and revolutionize the Online Dating Industry, killing those old & obsolete sites forever. 

Big data dating IS NOT the key to long-lasting romance 
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/07/big-data-analytics-heroes-from-eharmony.html

EliteSingles received redesign

EliteSingles, copycat of eHarmony, and powered by Affinitas GmbH. received redesign but ....
the Big Five normative test to assess personality of daters had been revealed as an incorrect and incomplete model of personality.










Please read:
Affinitas GmbH. will launch in Canada and South Africa soon ?
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/02/affinitas-gmbh-will-launch-in-canada.html

BIG5 normative personality test is OBSOLETE
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2013/10/big5-normative-personality-test-is.html

TODAY eHarmony's 14th birthday
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/08/today-eharmonys-14th-birthday.html

Misuse of normative tests by some online dating sites
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/03/misuse-of-normative-tests-by-some.html


eHarmony, is a 14 years old obsolete site and a HOAX, based on a big scientific fraud, only sustained by big marketing budget.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/06/iaci-and-eharmony-usa-sites-big-tv.html
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/05/ibisworld-analyst-eharmony-is-forecast.html
The Big Five normative test that had been proven/revealed as an incomplete and incorrect model to assess/measure personality of persons.
The Big Five normative test had been replaced by HEXACO or Big Six test.
 
I had reviewed over 55 compatibility matching engines intended for serious dating since 2003, when I had discovered "the online dating sound barrier" problem.


The Online Dating Industry does not need a 10% improvement, a 50% improvement or a 100% improvement. It does need "a 100 times better improvement"

The Online Dating Industry needs a very powerful algorithm like the "Teller Ulam design". In this case 100 times more powerful than actual matching algorithms.

With less than USD10 Million you can copycat eHarmony 
or
 innovate and revolutionize the Online Dating Industry, killing those old & obsolete sites forever. 

 
The key to long-lasting romance is STRICT PERSONALITY SIMILARITY and not "meet other people with similar interests".


Breaking "the online dating sound barrier" is to achieve at least:
3 most compatible persons in a 100,000 persons database.
12 most compatible persons in a 1,000,000 persons database.
48 most compatible persons in a 10,000,000 persons database.
100 times better than Compatibility Matching Algorithms used by actual online dating sites!

The only way to achieve that is:
- using the 16PF5 normative personality test, available in different languages to assess personality of members, or a proprietary test with exactly the same traits of the 16PF5. The ensemble of the 16PF5 is: 10E16, big number as All World Population is nearly 7.0 * 10E9 (estimated OCT 2013)
- expressing compatibility with eight decimals, like The pattern 6.7.6.8.9.6.7.7.8.7.2.5.8.7.3.4 is 92.55033557%  +/- 0.00000001% similar to the pattern 7.7.6.8.8.7.6.5.8.7.4.5.7.7.3.4
Using a quantized pattern comparison method (part of pattern recognition by cross-correlation) to calculate similarity between prospective mates.
 

Do you want to innovate in the Online Dating Industry?
Read: The 8 tips to innovate in the Online Dating Industry 2014!  

  
What comes after the Social Networking wave?
The Next Big Investment Opportunity on the Internet will be .... Personalization!
Personality Based Recommender Systems and Strict Personality Based Compatibility Matching Engines for serious Online Dating with the normative 16PF5 personality test.

If you want to be first in the "personalization arena" == Personality Based Recommender Systems, you should understand HOW TO INNOVATE in the ............ Online Dating Industry first of all!  



Saturday, October 18, 2014

PAPER Implicit User Profiling in News Recommender Systems

Implicit User Profiling in News Recommender Systems

Keywords:  Recommender Systems, Personalization, User Profiling, Mobile News, Big Data, Information Retrieval.
Abstract:  User profiling is an important part of content-based and hybrid recommender systems. These profiles model users’ interests and preferences and are used to assess an item’s relevance to a particular user. In the news domain it is difficult to extract explicit signals from the users about their interests, and user profiling depends on in-depth analyses of users’reading habits. This is a challenging task, as news articles have short life spans, are unstructured, and make use of unclear and rapidly changing terminologies. This paper discusses an approach for constructing detailed user profiles on the basis of detailed observations of users’ interaction with a mobile news app. The profiles address both news categories and news entities, distinguish between long-term interests and running context, and are currently used in a real iOS mobile news recommender system that recommends news from 89 Norwegian newspapers.
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Please remember:
Personality Based Recommender Systems are the next generation of recommender systems because they perform far better than Behavioural ones (past actions and pattern of personal preferences)

http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/10/proceedings-of-8th-acm-conference-on.html
What comes after the Social Networking wave?
The Next Big Investment Opportunity on the Internet will be .... Personalization!
Personality Based Recommender Systems and Strict Personality Based Compatibility Matching Engines for serious Online Dating with the normative 16PF5 personality test.

Friday, October 17, 2014

comScore report: 2014 LATAM Digital Future in Focus

http://www.comscore.com/Insights/Presentations-and-Whitepapers/2014/2014-LATAM-Digital-Future-in-Focus

The "2014 LATAM Digital Future in Focus" explores highlights and prevailing trends of today's digital media landscape. In this year's report, we've dedicated a section to the analysis of the U.S. Hispanic Segment.

Topics covered include:

    Latin American and U.S. Hispanic online audience growth, behavior and trends.
    Emerging trends in online advertising (Viewability, Digital GRPs, Programmatic etc.).
    How content providers and agencies are measuring social media engagement and leveraging social media to further develop brand loyalty.
    Audience sizes by country.
    A ranking of social networking sites in the region.
    Which country was more engaged with Sports sites in previous months.
    A demographic profile of the retail audience in the region.


Please see also:
State of Social Media in LATAM countries 2014
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/07/state-of-social-media-in-latam.html
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

Why on Earth Does eHarmony Offer Real-Life Matchmakers?

http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/238322
http://www.eharmony.com/blog/2014/10/10/eharmony-offer-matchmakers-eh/#.VECjjWfaG84


https://siteanalytics.compete.com/eharmony.com
http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/eharmony.com
because
eHarmony, is a 14 years old obsolete site and a HOAX, based on a big scientific fraud, only sustained by big marketing budget.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/06/iaci-and-eharmony-usa-sites-big-tv.html
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2010/08/eharmony-marriage-metrics-study-hoax.html
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/05/ibisworld-analyst-eharmony-is-forecast.html
The Big Five normative test that had been proven/revealed as an incomplete and incorrect model to assess/measure personality of persons.
The Big Five normative test had been replaced by HEXACO or Big Six test.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2012/05/games-at-eharmony-soon.html

Big data dating IS NOT the key to long-lasting romance 
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/07/big-data-analytics-heroes-from-eharmony.html

I had reviewed over 55 compatibility matching engines intended for serious dating since 2003, when I had discovered "the online dating sound barrier" problem.

http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2013/10/big5-normative-personality-test-is.html

Do you want to innovate in the Online Dating Industry?
Read: The 8 tips to innovate in the Online Dating Industry 2014!  

  
What comes after the Social Networking wave?
The Next Big Investment Opportunity on the Internet will be .... Personalization!
Personality Based Recommender Systems and Strict Personality Based Compatibility Matching Engines for serious Online Dating with the normative 16PF5 personality test.

If you want to be first in the "personalization arena" == Personality Based Recommender Systems, you should understand HOW TO INNOVATE in the ............ Online Dating Industry first of all!  




LIFEPROJECT METHOD: 100X better than eHarmony, not 100% better, 100 times better!
http://es.scribd.com/doc/223672375/LPMvEHARMONY-pdf

Thursday, October 16, 2014

article: VC funding falls 30%, tech IPOs cut in half in Q3

Does this mean we aren't actually in a bubble?
http://vator.tv/news/2014-10-15-vc-funding-falls-30-tech-ipos-cut-in-half-in-q3

There is a large dotcom bubble fueled by venture investment funds, investors who are dragging other investors to continue investing until they can sell shares of the company and recover leveraged money, but the last holder of shares is going to lose.
Please see:
tech space that is out of control: WhatsApp 
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/02/tech-space-that-is-out-of-control.html

"Social media faces doubts after latest round of results" http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/05/social-media-faces-doubts-after-latest.html
Many companies had been operating at a loss for years!!! They will never be profitable.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/05/pinterest-raises-new-round-of-usd-200.html
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/08/spark-networks-q2-2014-results.html

Zoosk IPO: The Offering Price Is Everything ???

Full article at Seeking Alpha.
http://seekingalpha.com/article/2567225-zoosk-ipo-the-offering-price-is-everything

Estimated 2015 revenue for Zoosk of USD350 Million?
That is not possible!

Zoosk (ZSK) should disclose financials from Q2 2014 and Q3 2014.
Alexa and Compete show Zoosk is in decadence.
Sudden drop in traffic rank:
http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/zoosk.com
https://siteanalytics.compete.com/zoosk.com
http://seekingalpha.com/article/2183013-ipo-of-the-dating-app-everyone-isnt-talking-about

Zoosk Q1 2014
NET LOSS: USD 6.7 million Q1 2014!
Revenue: USD 50.12 million during Q1 2014 (USA USD 26.71 million, International USD 23.40 million)
721,000 subscribers
27 million registered members
Working capital (deficit) of USD 33.5 million!
Total accumulated deficit of USD 102.28 million.
721,000 subscribers / 27 million registered members == 2.7% conversion rate.
(Profitable sites operate with a 5% conversion rate)
My conclusion:
Tinder is demolishing Zoosk. Zoosk is NOT profitable and will never be profitable, it is only a bubble sustained by a big marketing budget. Investors had put over USD 61 Million and now want to recover that money and after that, they will put Zoosk to sleep.

article: Does online dating work? Let’s be honest: We have no idea.

The Washington Post writes about the effectiveness of online dating
also via ODI
Researchers Don’t Think Online Dating Works
http://onlinedatingpost.com/archives/2014/10/online-dating-work-lets-honest-idea-washington-post/

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Please remember:
"online dating" is a broad concept to define a large group of different proposals.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/10/about-matching-algorithms-work-in.html
Lack Of Innovation & Decadence can summarize the Online Dating Industry for years.
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 key to long-lasting romance is STRICT PERSONALITY SIMILARITY and not "meet other people with similar interests".

http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/03/big-data-dating-is-not-key-to-long.html
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/06/using-technology-and-psychology-to-make.html

WorldWide, there are over 5,000 -five thousand- online dating sites
but no one is using the 16PF5 (or similar) to assess personality of its members!
but no one calculates similarity with a quantized pattern comparison method!
but no one can show Compatibility Distribution Curves to each and every of its members!
but no one is scientifically proven!

The only way to revolutionize the Online Dating Industry is using the 16PF5 normative personality test, available in different languages to assess personality of members, or a proprietary test with exactly the same traits of the 16PF5 and expressing compatibility with eight decimals (needs a quantized pattern comparison method, part of pattern recognition by cross-correlation, to calculate similarity between prospective mates.)
High precision in matching algorithms is precisely the key to open the door and leave the infancy of compatibility testing.
It is all about achieving the eighth decimal!
With 8 decimals, you have more precision than any person could achieve by searching on one's own, but the only way to achieve the eighth decimal is using analysis and correlation with quantized patterns.

Without offering the NORMATIVE16PF5 (or similar test measuring exactly the 16 personality factors) for serious dating, it will be impossible to innovate and revolutionize the Online Dating Industry All other proposals are NOISE and perform as placebo.
 

 


LIFEPROJECT METHOD: 100X better than eHarmony, not 100% better, 100 times better!
http://es.scribd.com/doc/223672375/LPMvEHARMONY-pdf

PAPER: Partner similarity matters for the insecure:

Partner similarity matters for the insecure: Attachment orientations moderate the association between similarity in partners’ personality traits and relationship satisfaction
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0092656614001019
Abstract

A longitudinal sample of romantic couples was used to examine whether attachment security moderates the association between partners’ personality-trait-similarity to each other and their relationship satisfaction. Replicating previous research, there were no bivariate associations between trait-similarity and satisfaction. However, partners’ perceptions of personality-similarity were associated with satisfaction. Attachment styles also moderated the curvilinear associations between partners’ trait-similarity and satisfaction. People with high attachment avoidance and low attachment anxiety (dismissing attachment) seemed to have an optimal level of similarity in which satisfaction was maximized at moderate levels of similarity. People with low avoidance and high anxiety (preoccupied attachment) exhibited the opposite pattern, expressing higher levels of satisfaction if their partner was highly similar or dissimilar to them.


Please remember:
The Big Five normative test that had been proven/revealed as an incomplete and incorrect model to assess/measure personality of persons.
The Big Five normative test had been replaced by HEXACO or Big Six test.

Similarity is a word that has different meanings for different persons or companies, it exactly depends on how mathematically is defined. I calculate similarity in personality patterns with (a proprietary) pattern recognition by correlation method. It takes into account the score and the trend to score of any pattern. Also it takes into account women under hormonal treatment because several studies showed 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".

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.
Personality traits are highly stable in persons over 25 to 45 years old (the group of persons who could be most interested in serious online dating)
The key to long-lasting romance is STRICT PERSONALITY SIMILARITY. http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/07/paper-meta-analysis-of-dependability.html
Please see also:

PAPER: "Partnership longevity and personality congruence in couples"
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2013/04/paper-partnership-longevity-and.html
 

PAPER "On the similarity between exchangeable profiles .." http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2013/03/paper-on-similarity-between.html
NEW PAPER: "The relationship between personality traits (16PF) and marital adjustment in women"
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/07/new-paper-relationship-between.html
PAPER: Personality perceptions and relationship satisfaction in couples
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/03/paper-personality-perceptions-and.html
TWO new fresh papers for the Online Dating Industry.
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2013/01/two-new-fresh-papers-for-online-dating.html

Big data dating IS NOT the key to long-lasting romance  
http://onlinedatingsoundbarrier.blogspot.com.ar/2014/03/big-data-dating-is-not-key-to-long.html 
The key to long-lasting romance is STRICT PERSONALITY SIMILARITY.


What comes after the Social Networking wave?
The Next Big Investment Opportunity on the Internet will be .... Personalization!
Personality Based Recommender Systems and Strict Personality Based Compatibility Matching Engines for serious Online Dating with the normative 16PF5 personality test.

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