One 23-year-old member of from Ames, Ia., who goes by the name “bibliovore” places by Anais Nin. You get a succinct idea of the person’s intelligence, sense of humour and interests, says Sherman.
“Breathlessmuse” credits the book with inspiring her to keep a diary, “which in turn taught me habit and discipline — priceless! “They’ve tapped into something that goes on in our stores all the time,” says Deirdre Horgan of Indigo Books.
This service mashed up Foursquare checkins with Google maps and GPS to show you people who have checked in nearby your location.
Jimmy Addison, the founder of Pinpal, was aggressively promoting and defending the service from the Twitter account @pinpalwizard last night.
Does your perfect match like Shakespeare or Harry Potter? It joins the growing phenomenon of “generalist” online dating services such as Lavalife, Plentyoffish and Ok Cupid, and niche sites such as Tastebuds (for music lovers), How About We, Cupidtino (the Mac inspired dating site) and Beautiful People (for gorgeous people only).
Dating site Alikewise.com, geared to connecting book lovers according to their particular tastes in reading material, has recently entered the online match-up market.
The service mashes up your Pinterest, Facebook, and Twitter accounts, then looks up your Klout score to make potential matches.
Another service that recently made headlines as a potential safety hazard was the i Phone app, Girls Around Me.
Perhaps it is like a superpoke, or it deposits one of those awful posts on your timeline to join Face Match. Are we overstepping our bounds with technology by putting creativity before concerns about safety. UPDATE: The Pinpal service was an elaborate April Foos Day joke, here is how and why we did it.