A little departure from the normal news of the day, albeit somewhat tech related: check out today’s episode of NPR’s Fresh Air (I confess, I’m a big fan), during which Terry interviews Dr. Neil Clark Warren, the founder of the online matchmaking site eHarmony.com
Despite the fact that Warren seems to be all over TV these days, pitching his site’s unique “personality profile,” I found the interview particularly interesting because it spends some time talking about the site’s history. I had no idea that much of its current popularity can be traced to time spent on conservative Christian programming run by Dr. James Dobson of Focus on the Family.
Warren tells Terry about the methodology behind the site’s questionnaires, which are apparently based on the interactions of some 2,000 couples he studied. She also asks him about his history with Dobson, the separation from Focus on the Family, the subject of homosexual relationships and some other stuff. Ultimately, I always find it interesting to hear from the people behind popular web sites and what they’re thinking.