Understanding network effects in dating

Celebrities have the same needs that the rest of us, they’re just wealthier, better-looking and demand more privacy. It’s why Tinder quietly set up a special members-only version of its app, called Tinder Select, to keep elite bloodlines in the elite. As the name implies, it’s a secret dating world where only the beautiful and the wealthy can connect. Unfortunately, the great unwashed don’t have a chance of getting in unless you’re invited by a core group of members.

Only those already potentially exposed to Paris’ herpes should date those also potentially exposed to Paris’ herpes.

Very sensible form of quarantine.

8 comments on “Understanding network effects in dating

  1. Would be fun being a software developer at Tinder. You would be potentially have better access to quality gossip that the tabloid rags.

  2. I wouldn’t join any club that would have the likes of me as a member. H/T Groucho Marx

  3. “Would be fun being a software developer at Tinder. You would be potentially have better access to quality gossip that the tabloid rags.”

    In a well-run datacenter, developers don’t have access to production data and only deal with fake test data. I have no illusions that Tinder is such a place, though.

  4. ‘only the beautiful and the wealthy can connect’

    Didn’t Heidi Fleiss run a club like that ?

  5. synp, someone has to have access.

    You should have seen the Sarbanes-Oxley auditors when I told them 200 people had access to data. I mean privileged administrators who could get to anything. Few knew what to look for, nor where, nor the technology to use, but they had admin access to the computers.

    Only solution would have been to buy individual computers for running each application. Not financially practical. Don’t remember how the S-O people wiggled out of that. We carried on.

  6. @Gamecock

    When I worked at a data center, the only people who were allowed to touch the production environment were the systems people (I was one of them), the DBAs, and the networking group, plus the operators. The application developers only touched the test environment, and it was the DBAs who did the promotion to production.

    I don’t think most companies like Tinder or even social media are that careful. It can slow the solving of problems, and those companies won’t tolerate that.

  7. ‘systems people (I was one of them), the DBAs, and the networking group, plus the operators.’

    About 200 in my company.

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