February 14, 2010 |
Theirs was the stuff of romantic comedy plot devices. After living near each other in several East Coast locations without ever getting together Andrew Jacob, 30, and his girlfriend, Jennifer Baker, 29, met when he was in Santa Monica and she was in Culver City. Well, to be more accurate, they met when they were both online. Chances are none of this sounds avant-garde. Since the first routers connected to the first modems, the Internet has made love (or lust) connections. In July, Piper Jaffray Investment Research predicted that U.S. spending on online dating would reach $1.7 billion annually by 2013 — not hard to fathom, as the study says we spent $1.2 billion on the industry in 2008.
March 24, 2005
When I read Michael Corral's letter [March 17], I had to laugh out loud. At dinner the previous night, the conversation had turned to how difficult it is to meet quality men and about the awful dating/singles websites. At the table were 12 happily married, dating, engaged and single people between the ages of 22 and 65. The consensus was: The men online were losers. Yep, we concurred with Corral! That is all we could come up with. However, I submit back to Mr. Corral that: 1. Women online do have a clue; 2. We aren't looking for a fantasy; and 3. We realize that everyone lies online (except for us, of course!
October 30, 2009 |
Erin Ryan has more than a thousand followers on the popular femblog Jezebel.com, which would be a lot for anyone on the Internet but is really a lot considering that she's not one of the site's bloggers; she's merely one of the site's anonymous commenters, responding to posts with dry, breezy one-liners that one reads and thinks . . . withering. That's a lot of random people who like Ryan's stuff, and the blogosphere isn't known for its charity. "I've definitely gotten better at knowing what works," says Ryan, whose day job is in finance.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 21, 2013 |
California State University is moving aggressively to offer web-based science labs, a systemwide virtual campus and online advising as remedies for "bottlenecks" that impede student progress and graduation rates, officials said Tuesday. Some of these efforts will be ready to roll out this fall. The detailed strategies were presented in a meeting of the Cal State Board of Trustees in Long Beach as a response to Gov. Jerry Brown's call for the Cal State and University of California systems to improve student performance in exchange for long-term funding increases.
December 26, 2013 |
The crush of last-minute online shopping that stymied Christmas deliveries for thousands of people served as a harsh lesson to retailers and shippers: The ever-exploding number of Internet orders is making on-time distribution more difficult. Though cybershopping still is a small part of overall retail sales, companies eager to lure customers to the new frontier are adding to the pressure by touting same-day delivery options in many areas. But the difficulties that FedEx Corp.
June 26, 2012 |
In the laundry list of universal kid fears -- monsters, nightmares, kidnappers, mean big kids -- we may soon be able to add cyberbully. According to data collected by Microsoft's Safety & Security Center, 54% of kids worldwide say they worry about being bullied online, and nearly 1 in 4 say they have experienced online bullying. Additionally, 24% admitted to having bullied someone else online. Online bullying is still less frequent than off-line bullying in almost all the countries included in the report.
November 26, 2012 |
For the first time, online spending topped $1 billion on Friday, but today's Cyber Monday sales are expected to generate $1.5 billion and possibly more, according to a report. Online retail spending on Black Friday was up 26% from last year, with 57.3 million Americans visiting an online retail site, according to comScore, an analysis firm. That number was up 18% from 2011, and not surprisingly, the shopping site with the most visitors was Amazon.com. Overall, holiday shopping online is faring better than it did a year ago. Through the first 23 days of November, online spending has brought in more than $13.7 billion, which represents a 16% increase over 2011, when $11.8 billion was spent during the same period.
September 29, 2009 |
The Los Angeles Times has named Sean Gallagher to run its online newsroom operations and oversee the Los Angeles Times Media Group's growing portfolio of digital properties. Gallagher will assume the title of managing editor, online, Times Editor Russ Stanton said in a statement. Gallagher had been serving as managing editor of the newspaper's website, latimes.com. "Sean's talent, integrity and command of virtually every facet of online publishing have been crucial to latimes.
March 17, 2005
Wonderful story by Alison Manheim ["Her Ex Has Moved On, So She's Moved Online," March 10]. I feel bad for you if your boyfriend did dump you, but the only people who have to resort to online dating services are losers, pure and simple. All the men lie about everything to get dates, and the women really have no clue. They are just looking for the "fantasy," but they are not going to find it online. So don't feel bad about your ex; don't even think about it. Don't give that person the power to make you miserable.