Soon it will be spring and we all know what that means – love is in the air.And when it comes to love (or at least online dating), big data in general and customer intelligence in particular play increasingly significant roles in connecting people to their soul mates.(The topic has also come up in speeches by FTC Commissioners [and a paper], in discussions surrounding the EU’s forthcoming Digital Single Market strategy, and is the frequent topic of recent academic writing.) Specifically, the concept being debated is whether the accumulation of data by Internet companies hinders competition because the new entrants will not be able to compete effectively with the first mover in the marketplace.
Mac Donald believes the study can make us more aware of how we deal with rejection and serve as a reminder that it’s sometimes just a natural part of social life.“It’s important to keep in mind that when your social life isn’t going particularly well,” he adds, “people can become a little distant and close themselves off to other people who could be helpful in helping them feel better about themselves.” Jonathan Pitre is one of an estimated 5,000 people in Canada with some form of Epidermolysis bullosa — a disease that causes painful, burn-like blisters all over his body.
In the Information Age, you can find virtually anything online.