At a press launch, Facebook reps showed off the new product, explaining that it could be used to search for restaurants, or for job recruiting.
We fill our head with thoughts of warm embraces, candlelight dinners, and mad, lustful sex; until finally we think we've found them: "The one I can't live without." Though love doesn't exclude lust (in fact, it's quite the opposite), the pleasure of a new relationship can be all consuming, and the danger is that we will put its gratifications ahead of our survival.
On the day of the announcement, the stock price of Inter Active Corp—the parent site of online dating behemoths —dropped by more than two per cent. Over the past two decades, the Internet has become a fixture of the modern-day romance plot.
In the early ’90s, just one per cent of new relationships began online.
“I think people are skeptical about joining dating things.” A decade later, a somewhat savvier Zuckerberg has had a change of heart.
Last week, Facebook unveiled “Graph Search,” a new search engine that will allow users to comb through data from their existing online networks.