Observer: Debunking the Myth of ‘Blogger Boyfriends’ and ‘Instagram Husbands’

Observer: Debunking the Myth of ‘Blogger Boyfriends’ and ‘Instagram Husbands’. “Toronto-based influencer Allegra Shaw has 234K followers on Instagram and 863K subscribers on YouTube. She also co-runs Uncle Studios, a sustainable clothing line. Her high-fashion style features occasional nods to the ‘influencer’ uniform (think: tiny sunglasses and biker shorts), but it’s her un-edited vlogs that set her apart from the rest. In them, she provides her viewers with an intimate look at the art of influencing and showcases her boyfriend’s role, too.”

TechCrunch: Users complain of account hacks, but OkCupid denies a data breach

TechCrunch:
Users complain of account hacks, but OkCupid denies a data breach
. “Dating sites aren’t considered the goldmine of personal information like banks or hospitals, but they’re still an intimate part of millions of people’s lives and have long been in the sights of hackers. If the hackers aren’t hitting the back-end database like with the AdultFriendFinder, Ashley Madison, and Zoosk breaches, the hackers are trying break in through the front door with leaked or guessed passwords. That’s what appears to be happening with some OkCupid accounts.”

How to win friends online: It’s not which groups you join, but how many (ScienceDaily)

ScienceDaily: How to win friends online: It’s not which groups you join, but how many . “Your chances of forming online friendships depend mainly on the number of groups and organizations you join, not their types, according to an analysis of six online social networks by Rice University data scientists.”

Quartz: Fortnite helped cause 5% of UK divorces this year

Quartz: Fortnite helped cause 5% of UK divorces this year. “The cause of marital discontent may be shifting in 2018, as the viral online video game Fortnite sweeps the globe. According to a new report from Divorce Online, a UK site offering information and services to people who are uncoupling, 200 divorce petitions filed in the UK since the start of this year cited Fortnite as a reason for the separation.”

The Verge: When This Instagram Couple Has Vicious Fights, Millions Of People Tune In

The Verge: When This Instagram Couple Has Vicious Fights, Millions Of People Tune In. The following quote and other parts of the article contain language that could be considered offensive. “Initially started by a Brooklyn-born comedian named after the Spanish gum, the account blew up, thanks to a hilarious short where a man tries his best to fake a good time only to get demolished by his girlfriend. ‘What the fuck is you doing?’ the woman filming asks as the man tries to refill an empty D’Ussé bottle with tea. ‘Trying to look lit for the ‘gram,’ he pleads, noting that he doesn’t have enough money to buy the real thing and that people ‘expect’ it from him. ‘No one gives a fuck about that shit!’ she jabs. The two bicker about whether or not the ruse even looks believable.”

Research: Advertising And Online Dating (Pace University)

Pace University: Research: Advertising And Online Dating. “If you were looking for love 25 years ago, you might place an ad in your local newspaper. Or perhaps you’d attend a nearby speed dating mixer, or lurk in the tomato sauce aisle of the grocery store until ‘the one’ strolled by. Today, these antiquated means of finding love have been replaced by a billion dollar industry of online services, apps, and digital algorithms—if you yourself do not currently subscribe to the OKCupid, Tinder, and Bumbles of the world, it’s almost certain that you are well aware of their pull over the social lives of your family and friends. According to eHarmony, a whopping 40 million Americans are now dating online.”

TechCrunch: Facebook Dating will be a feature, not an app; here’s a peek

TechCrunch:
Facebook Dating will be a feature, not an app; here’s a peek
. “Facebook Dating doesn’t plan to launch a standalone dating app, which should temper expectations about how deeply it’s diving into Tinder and Match Group’s territory. The feature will be based inside Facebook’s main app, alongside its many other utilities buried beyond the home screen. It’s not ready for the public yet, but company employees are now internally testing it — though they’re warned that it’s not for dating their co-workers.”