Wired 12.06 : Cracking the Code to Romance

Annalee Newitz writes about geek approaches to online romance in the June 2004 issue of Wired magazine. The article starts on page 156, and is now online. Christopher Filkins and his FOAF-based Dating Syndicate. Marc Canter‘s People Aggregator is mentioned as another dating engine built on FOAF. Kevin Burton is named “The Sniffer” for his use of AIM Sniffer to pick up women in wireless Internet enabled San Francisco cafés. Jonathan Moore is profiled as “The Stalker” for his use Unix shell scripts and Netcat to pull e-mail addresses from wireless networks and match the data with a Friendster profile. “Today’s dating hacks will be tomorrow’s Friendster or Match.com.”