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Alex Goldman: Have you thought about bringing in, say, like an ethicist to, to vet your experiments?
Christian Rudder, founder of OkCupid: To wring his hands all day for a hundred thousand dollars a year?
I don’t feel quite as condemnatory of OkC’s “experiments” as I did of that particular Facebook one (in a way, they’re part of OkC’s charm), but this is still the worst of tech bro tone deafness.
I feel similarly about Apple’s other recent “Pandora for x” acquisition, Booklamp. Recommendations and discovery in general are important to Apple (erm, App Store), so this may not be just about books or podcasts.
Yay for the Captain Planet reference. Also, this sort of piece never would have appeared on Mike Arrington’s TechCrunch.