Youtube dating service

“OK, forget the dating aspect,” said Chen about the change in direction.“Let’s just open it up to any video.” It was clearly the right choice.Chen and former You Tube alum Vijay Karunamurthy were at SXSW to promote their new live video startup, Nom.Forget viral videos, live gaming, and millionaire Web celebrities — You Tube’s original mission statement was to help you find love. If it wasn’t for a quick change of mind we’d all be using the service to find our next partner.According to the Google-owned video platform’s co-founder, Steve Chen, You Tube began life as a dating site.Even the site’s domain name was registered on February 14, Valentine’s Day.“Just three guys on Valentine’s Day that had nothing to do,” Chen remarked about himself and his fellow co-founders.


After five days, however, not one video had been uploaded to the newly launched site.

It was then that Chen, and his colleagues, decided to ditch the matchmaking element altogether.


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