Tinder itself is aware of the issue and has been working to reduce the number of fake accounts on the app, but it continues to be a big problem for users.While this problem seems to be more prevalent when guys use Tinder, in the past I've seen fake male profiles while using the app myself so us ladies aren't completely safe from these scams.A change the company made to its interface in May, which allows users to easily toggle between different Slack groups, unwittingly aided this type of extracurricular Slack-ing by helping users merge their work and personal interests under one tab.
Instead of relying on a mish-mash of email, instant messaging, text messaging, and phone calls, Slack (Android, i OS, web) does a good job of streamlining things down into a real-time communications tool that can hook into a heaping helping of popular third-party services.
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The couple created a fake company name, “The Kennedys,” to sign up for the two-member Slack chat that has replaced i Message for them as the way they discuss everything, from coordinating childcare to potential Ikea purchases. Occasionally a consumer-facing product like Dropbox expands into the workplace, but rarely do people bring tools designed for their companies into their personal lives. Users have appropriated the platform for extracurricular use cases like staying in touch with groups of friends, backchanneling at events, and creating chat rooms around interests like books or entrepreneurship–or dating.
“Fifty percent of my Slack communication is work, and 50% of my slack communication is nonwork at this point,” says Todd, who also uses Slack to keep in touch with a group of Brooklyn-based programmers. In addition to being a place to work, Slack is becoming a virtual hangout spot.