Six friends revolutionized the online dating industry by combing technology with a simple user interface and geo tagging ability, thereby, making Tinder the world leader in the mobile dating space.
Launched in September 2012 by Sean Rad, Justin Mateen, Jonathan Badeen, Joe Munoz, Whitney Wolfe and Chris Gylczynski, Tinder currently has over 50 million monthly active users. With 10 million daily active users and over 100 million downloads, Tinder is also available in over 196 countries, in 30 languages. What started off as an easy means for students in colleges to meet new people, is now worth more than $3 billion.
Let’s take a look at some of the unknown facts about the world’s biggest dating app, Tinder.
1. Two years after its launch, Tinder hit one million matches. However, by 2015, the company claimed to have close to 15 million matches in a day.
2. According to stats, women on an average spend 8.5 minutes on the app while men spend only 7.2 minutes. However, the number of men on the app far outnumbers the women, 60:40
3. Hollywood celebrities such as Ed Sheeran, Lindsay Lohan, Lily Allen, Katy Perry also use Tinder.
4. The app is used for 35 minutes on an average per day, per user.
5. Tinder, a way to connect with new and interesting people around you, witnesses close to 1.6 billion swipes per day and boasts a total of more than 20 billion matches to date. It roughly translates to 26 million matches made per day.
6. Despite being a startup company, Tinder never raised any institutional money apart from its majority investor InterActive Group.
7. Per week, almost 1.5 million dates are set up on Tinder.
8. During the Winter Olympics, the app saw a 1,850% increase in members using the latest feature Tinder Passport along with a 348% increase in overall Tinder usage, 565% increase in the number of right swipes and a 644% increase in matches.
9. Tinder has an in house sociologist to help point users in the right direction for making connections.
10. Tinder pays $100 k towards the cost of an LGBTQ wedding for any couple who met through the dating app.
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Facebook Facts That’ll Flip You Out!
Mark Zuckerberg founded Facebook as a means of connecting people to one another via the Internet. While Facebook is perhaps one of the most pioneering sites of social media, there are a lot of hidden facts about one of the largest online platforms. Today, we bring you ten things you probably did not know about this platform!
1. No blocking.
You can block literally anyone except for the Mark Zuckerberg. Why would you want to, anyway?
2. Talk like a pirate
Have you ever wanted to talk like a Pirate but did not know how? Then worry not because Facebook gives you the option of changing your language to Pirate! A win here for sure!
3. No privacy!
Facebook has access to all your online browsing. Yes. Even after you sign out! Next time you check in somewhere, think twice. Because, Big Brother is watching!
4. The first face
Zuckerberg has a quirky side to him. How do we know? The first face of Facebook was Al Pacino! It was placed on the top left side of the screen!
5. Like the Awesome
The word “like” was thought to be subtle for Facebook and the team wanted to initially call the like button the “awesome” button. What do you prefer? To be awesome or to be liked?
6. Not just a random colour
Did you know Facebook is blue in colour because Mark Zuckerberg is primarily colour blind? He can’t see the colours red and green. The next best option? Red + Green = Blue!
7. Oh China!
China doesn’t believe in International social media. The country has blocked Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for almost a decade now. In fact, since the year 2009.
8. The mother of all divorces
According to reports, a third of all divorce filings in the year 2011 in the United States listed Facebook as a cause.
9. A slap for the internet
A blogger was so sick of Facebook, he hired a woman to slap him every time he got on Facebook. Now that is perseverance in its true form!
10. Death. Oh death.
To make things morbid, Facebook has around 30,000 million profiles of people who have passed away. Talk about morbid.
Facebook is clearly more than just being your average social media platform, with its fair share of the dark side and the good side. Let us know if you think there are other strange facts we missed here!
Events All Over The World Affected By Social Media
That social media is an integral part of our day to day lives, is a known fact. While it may not have a strong impact on the major goings on in our day to day lives, social media has a strong affect on the major political and natural activities around the world. Here are the top ten situations strongly affected by social media.
1. Osama Bin Laden’s Death Report
The secret operation carried out for the capture and the eventual death of Osama Bin Laden was one shrouded in mystery. The only reason we knew before the media channels put it out was because Obama tweeted about it as soon as it happened!
2. 2011 Tohuku Earthquake and Tsunami
On 11 March, 2011, Japan was hit by an earthquake to the tune of 8.9 on the Richter scale. Soon after, a disastrous tsunami hit the country, destroying property, life and livelihood. Red Cross, with the help of Facebook, turned on the causes option and raised around $ 25,000 toward relief efforts.
3. The Egypt revolt
The Egypt revolt showed us how pertinent social media is in our life on a daily basis. When Internet, SMS and broadcast TV was unavailable in Egypt, the international community relied on journalists for real-time updates on Twitter and Facebook. Nicholas Krist, a journalist from the New York Times posted detailed updates to his Facebook page and showed solidarity with the Egyptians.
4. The Iran elections
Twitter was an integral part of the Iran elections. During the whole controversial election time, Twitter was such an integral information source pool that they restructured their maintenance schedule during the crucial times.
5. The Hudson River Water Landing
Uber And Facts You Didn’t Know!
Its success story one that rivals that of Facebook and Whatsapp but there is a lot about Uber which is still not known to the public. Today, we bring to you some crazy facts about this app tuned cab giant!
1. A military background
Nearly 8% of Uber drivers are from military backgrounds! In February 2015, Uber announced that more than 10,000 members of the military community signed on to the platform had earned over $ 18 million and driven 11,469,940 miles since September 2014.
2. You can be an Uber driver too!
Did you know that you do not have to be a part of the taxi drivers group to drive your Uber? With UberCommute, interested people can simply register their vehicle and drive their own Uber car! Unfortunately, this feature is on pilot mode and is only available in certain areas.
3. Share rides and split fares
The Uber app allows riders to split the fare between multiple people. Once the ride has started, select Split Fare and choose a contact, then hit send. Your friend will get a text with a link that opens the Uber app on their phones, and they’ll have to confirm that they are willing to split the fare, and that’s it, the bill gets split between you.
4. Uber has women drivers
Uber drivers aren’t limited to only men. The team consists of about 14% women as compared to the 70% of men in the force. In related news, 71% of the drivers have dependents at home. Uber clearly works for everyone’s benefit. By 2020, Uber has pledged to have 10,000 women drivers in its team.
One of Uber’s initiatives was UberKITTENS. Through this, Uber gave people in seven U.S. cities the opportunity to buy cuddle time with kittens for 15 minutes increments. The proceeds went to animal shelters.
6. Los Ubers
Los Ubers is a group of people from around the world who are committed to spreading the vibrancy of the Latino culture across Uber. Through this, the community plans on driving an impact to the business, organisational culture and increase the diversity of the company!
7. UberEATS in Spain
Did you know that Uber is not allowed to operate in Spain? However, on a positive note, the company still has UberEATS in Barcelona!
8. Cars must be less than ten years old
For a driver to make the cut, drivers have to make sure that their car is less than ten years old and the model has to be four door one! Once a person applies as a driver, a Pro-level driver in the area is asked to inspect the car and go for a test drive with the applicant. The Pros are compensated for their time spent vetting other drivers.
9. The name
Uber’s name has a slang reference. It draws its meaning from the word German origin word Uber, which means super.
10. Illegal in Vietnam
In Vietnam, Uber’s operations are reported as illegal. The company was not authorised to launch a taxi service there and as a result, all Uber cabs are banned!
Despite facing such strong opposition, Uber is now one of the largest app based cab service, operating over 51 countries all over the world.
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