From: Jesse (email@example.com)
Date: Tue May 09 2000 - 20:19:35 PDT
*nod* I was a bit bummed when I found out about ecrush last year.
Though my hook is different. Wescam is a system for existing real communities.
ecrush.com is an 'anyone on the internet' play...which really dilutes things like match rate.
Lets see them beat percentages like:
On Tue, May 09, 2000 at 09:11:49PM -0500, Gordon Mohr wrote:
> > > About two years ago, my work first made it to FoRK. Which is amusing
> > > because I didn't discover FoRK myself until a few months later.
> > >
> > > I think many FoRKers would get a kick out of the new site.
> > > http://www.wescam.org login as 'demo' with a password of 'fork'
> > This is quite spiffy. But you need to get funded and go big with this.
> There's already competition:
> From the "About Us" link:
> # About eCRUSH:
> # eCRUSH.com, Inc. is located in San Francisco, with a branch
> # office in Los Angeles. Need to reach us? email firstname.lastname@example.org
> # or phone (415) 285-4001.
> # eCRUSH is a site designed around an easy, safe, and fun way to
> # answer the question "Would that person go out with me?" The site
> # launched Valentine's Day 1999, and since then has matched over
> # 80,000 people with their crush, with over 360,000 users currently
> # registered.
> # eCRUSH is not a personals site. The "eCRUSH" service (patents
> # pending) only works between people who already know each other;
> # there is no way to match up with a stranger. Users log onto
> # eCRUSH and, in complete confidentiality, enter the names (and
> # preferably the email addresses) of their romantic interests. An
> # anonymous email goes out to these people informing them that
> # someone has an "eCRUSH" on them and encouraging them to enter
> # their own eCRUSHes to see if the feeling is mutual. If two people
> # eCRUSH each other, we break the ice between them. This viral
> # process means that everyone who sends a "crush" message out is
> # recruiting other people to register.
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