Documentary about internet dating

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Last night the group researching online dating sites did an excellent job taking us through that world.

In particular, they referenced an early computer dating service started by three Harvard graduates in the mid-1960s called Operation Match.

Sandy is the young, feisty, ambitious Chinese woman he finds online.

Fraudsters in Ghana show us how they use internet scams to steal thousands of dollars from unsuspecting victims all over the globe.

While Nigeria's scammers may have written the book on West African internet fraud, their shtick looks like Compu Serve compared to what's going on in Ghana.

To quote the 1965 They were aware that computers had been used to match people at special mixers and they knew that some companies in Europe were making a sizable profit from arranging compatible marriages through various technological means.

“But what we wanted was something more permanent than a mixer, and more fun than a marriage bureau,” a member of the group recalls. The group is working on a timeline that will link back to their blog posts and provide a distributed history of online dating as their final project.

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