February 14, 2013
Data, like diamonds, can be mined. But is data forever? Or, in other words, can you find love by creating a data-based algorithm for online dating sites like match.com? That’s how Amy Webb found her husband. She documents her digital romance in a new book, “Data, a Love Story.” But Christine Rosen is skeptical. The Schwartz Fellow is writing a book that cautions against using too much tech to mediate human experiences– arguing that Yelp and Match.Com may be stealing away theserendipitous experiences that enrich our lives.