Google Dating is Real

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Via News.com, it appears Google wasn't joking around with dating.

I think they are trying to aggregate and structure as much information as they can as quickly as they can before the balance of power in publishing has much of a chance to shift. A virtual land grab, if you will.

While everyone else is rushing off to make better ad networks Google is gobbling up content.

Rumors of a Google Music service to come about shortly as well.

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Isnt this old?

Google Base has had profiles for quite awhile actually, maybe as long as when it was officially released. I distinctly remember going through lots of profiles and seeing hundreds of us geeky looking guys (no females!) on Google Base.

Real Estate

Man LOTS of real estate brokers in there .....

I distinctly remember going

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I distinctly remember going through lots of profiles and seeing hundreds of us geeky looking guys (no females!) on Google Base.

The women are all at Orkut (if Orkut is still around).

There's more than women on Orkut...

Orkut is still around...recently was in a newspaper because allegedly Orkut was used to facilitate drug deals and others claim Al-Qaida recruitment.

The Real Real Google Dating

Google Dating is gonna look like this.

Add the &ui=g to pretty much anything to get the Google web search UI version.

Potential Google Music? Maybe - but doubtful.

More examples on my blog.

their database is going to

their database is going to be huge

recently was in a newspaper

recently was in a newspaper because allegedly Orkut was used to facilitate drug deals and others claim Al-Qaida recruitment.

surely some women sell drugs and or are Al-Qaida members. Maybe even some of the job roles are defines as luring people in?

Blame it

on Markus ;)

how huge is this going to be :-)

You gotta love the autogenerated content these days. This was from a full-page profile in there.I added the bold, and the elipses...

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My religious affiliation is I'll tell you later and I observe religious practices dancing naked under the full moon after the harvest...I enjoy a poultry diet...I wear no eyewear. I have one tattoo, only pierced ears and occasionally wear jewelry...I enjoy reading. Some of my favorite books are ask me. Some of my favorite magazines and periodicals are ". Some of my favorite musicians/songs are ".

There seems to be someone

There seems to be someone posting listings for women from hotornot.com and alt.com.

This is going to get abused like craigslist.org

What is this google base

What is this google base stuff anyway? Michael posted this link to a patent search in hiis blog - where does all that data come from? Web search?

Surely people don't enter all those posts in a database for Google for free, or do they?

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