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11-Apr-2020 23:50

Founded in 2000 by Neil Clark Warren, a clinical psychologist and former marriage counselor, e Harmony promoted itself as more than just a mere dating site claiming that it had the ability to help those using its service find their “soul mate”. Gonzaga, would put it: At the same time it made such claims, e Harmony was also very controlling in the way its customers were allowed to use its dating site.Members were not allowed to search for potential partners on their own, but directed to “appropriate” matches based on a 200 item questionnaire and directed by the site’s algorithm, which remained opaque to its users.We noticed recently that people didn’t like it when Facebook “experimented” with their news feed. But guess what, everybody: if you use the Internet, you’re the subject of hundreds of experiments at any given time, on every site. That statement might set the blood of some boiling, but my own negative reaction to it is somewhat tempered by the fact that Rudder’s willingness to run his experiments on his sites users originates, it seems, not in any conscious effort to be more successful at manipulating them, but as a way to quantify our ignorance. It’s not like people have been building these things for very long, or you can go look up a blueprint or something. The only way we have found to do this is to create sophisticated algorithms that allow us to discern patterns in the flood.Or, as he puts it in the piece linked to above: I’m the first to admit it: we might be popular, we might create a lot of great relationships, we might blah blah blah. The problem with using algorithms to try and organize human interactions (which have themselves now become points of data) is that their users are often reduced into the version of what being a human beings is that have been embedded by the algorithm’s programmers.She talked me into doing it and helped me get my profile ready because I would have been way too scared to do it otherwise." At first Rodarme's fears were confirmed.She received responses from a few "weirdos" and one man who initially seemed nice but soon began steering their conversations in ways Rodarme found inappropriate.People who enter this world have no control over their actions within it, and surrender their autonomy for the promise of finding their “soul mate”.I’m not writing a science-fiction story- it’s a tale that’s essentially true.

Perhaps I should have titled this piece “Cupid’s Revenge”, for the domain of sex and love has proved itself so unruly and non-computable that what is now almost unbelievable has happened- rather than relying on silicon oracles to tell them what to do.

It’s a story not much known and therefore important to tell.