I enjoyed this post. Like Keyur, I have never been able to use Tinder or any related “swipe-style” dating apps and thus have found them fascinating from afar. I’m curious to see how Tinder tackles two issues: monetization and scale. As many of the above comments have mentioned, it seems like ads and premium services would deter users and take away from Tinder’s streamlined interface and value proposition based on simplicity.
In terms of scale, Tinder seems to face many of the issues Facebook deals with. Primarily, what happens to the core user base of young people as Tinder becomes more mainstream? Will it be fully adopted by all segments (maybe I’m just hopeful that people my parents’ age are less superficial!)? More importantly, while Tinder may have reached critical mass, it does appear that newer competitors such as Bumble are already taking share.
Very creative take on the assignment. As someone interested in understanding how ISIS came into existence and what drove its rapid growth in the region, I found your analysis captured many of the key tenants to the organization. If you haven’t done so already, I would check out the Atlantic’s “What ISIS really wants” — while somewhat controversial, I’ve found it to be the most in-depth and thoughtful article on the subject.