I got an email today from OkCupid headlined "Combosaurus knows more about [my username] than [my username] does," which I assumed was just a creepy new way of letting me know they'd found someone thy thought I'd be compatable with. It turns out, Combosaurus is OkCupid's new social network? They explain:
For most folks, it takes just a few minutes to sign in and tell us what you like (or hate) before we can make predictions. Once you do, we can…
- Introduce users with similar tastes
- Predict interests you might like
- Help you mock or praise your friends’ ratings
Sign up and give it a shot.
I'm hesitant about signing up for a social network that might introduce me to people without checking with me first. But I'm also really curious. So I have an account now.
The first thing they had me do was rate loads of things on a five-point scale from D: to :D.After about 100 ratings, I realized it was on infinite scroll.
The homepage lists loads of results form, like, three other people, which I assume is a temporary condition while the site gets up and running. There's also a "People" tab, which offers a list of people similar to me, and a "You Might Like" tab, which appears to be the D: to :D scale they dropped me on when I signed up.
I'm not totally sure whether this site is supposed to help me meet people or find stuff. Here's the About page, if it helps anyone else.