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Facebook takes Dr. Phil's recommendation and gets cozy with is working hard to connect its network of over 15 million users with social networking giant, which boasts 58 million active users.  Facebook is looking to put one foot in front of the other, and avoid mistakes after alienating its users by installing adware on their computers and posting their purchases online.

Fortunately, Facebook's approach with seems less nosy and more cozy. with Facebook's help will implement a feature called "Little Black Book", which links Facebook profiles to daters.  Both companies are working to make this service unobtrusive, but helpful.  Users must sign up for the service.  After signing up, the service allows them to search profiles of Facebook users and non-Facebook users who want to date someone.  It will also send daily profiles to the user. 

Another feature being implemented is called "Match My Friends".  This feature allows a Facebook user's friends and family to create a profile of the person, to help let other prospective dates know more about them.  The feature is only usable if the Facebook user who the profile is about gives consent.

Always an online dating industry stalwart, has received many glowing recommendations and is even endorsed by Dr. Phil, of talk show infamy.   The web firm is Dallas based and is part of Barry Diller's New York based InterActiveCorp conglomerate, which also owns Evite, and Citysearch.

The company hopes that its partnership with the fast growing Facebook will help its business reach even more users. general manager Craig Wax thinks that the move will help push users to test the online dating waters, stating, "There are a lot of people out there who are interested in online dating and just need that extra push, if you will."

The partnership between and Facebook is perhaps the most significant move for the the social network since its recent establishment of a partnership with Microsoft.  Facebook continues to have some hiccups, but continues to show exemplary growth and move along in its goal of social network domination.

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RE: And Yet....
By UppityMatt on 12/18/2007 11:51:48 AM , Rating: 0
Thanks, Again i love how my personal opinion gets me down rated here. I hate the direction facebook is moving, and thats why i said just another reason. Its so damn cluttered and full of useless, non sense add ons it drives me crazy. You dont think this will affect you? How many Pirate/Zombie/Bumper Sticker/Name the application requests do you receive in a day? I know i receive alot. So now add one more neat feature that i will get spammed to add on to my facebook account because someone wants me to be able to view their little black book. No Thank You! And dont Down Rate opinions - Their mine.

RE: And Yet....
By therealnickdanger on 12/18/2007 12:04:20 PM , Rating: 2
You know you can customize your Facebook account to ignore pretty much anything and everything, right? I only allow it to send me friend requests or event invitations... although I did opt in for iLike, because music is great to have. It's only as cluttered or annoying as you allow it to be.

RE: And Yet....
By rdeegvainl on 12/19/2007 5:25:54 AM , Rating: 4
Clicking the rating buttons is an opinion. You are saying something is worth reading, or not worth reading.
So why are you entitled to have an opinion and other people aren't?

RE: And Yet....
By cochy on 12/20/2007 11:33:34 AM , Rating: 2
I'd actually like some clarification on that. Cause where I come from when you moderate a forum you're not trying to smother someone's opinion you do not personally agree with, we are all entitled to an opinion and they are all equally valid. A proper moderator will only take exception to posts that violate the forums rules, are profane, hateful etc.

This forum is self-moderated, hence the rating features. When someone's post is rated to 0 it becomes hidden and smothered. Therefore doing that to someone's post is wrong (imo) unless that post is distasteful in some way, not because you do not agree.

"I modded down, down, down, and the flames went higher." -- Sven Olsen
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