Markus frind how i started a dating empire
If we combine this with a carefully crafted idea (and a scalable architecture) word of mouth can take a site a long way. There's one thing though I'm not really sure of, you mention that everything is dynamic, no static contents is served, how do explain then that every profile on the site has a extension and no query string? of course I can't be sure of all of this, it's just a hunch that tells me this is done for a reason .. I think there is some hidden trick besides just world of mouth. I would add that to my terms and conditions if I had people like you sign up on my site. The thought that you take that much effort to vent about POF is ridiculous.
I mean other free sites have been around longer but for some reason aren't as lucky Think about and then consider how you would have handled the situation from the other side, but with 100 other people like yourself.
It took a lot of arguing (and I don't think he was ever convinced in that thread) to tell him that the TCP spec doesn't limit the number of possible TCP connections by the number of available ports -- there is a near infinite number of simultaneous connections.
The bottleneck is how many the operating system and hardware can handle.
I read in another blog he filled up the profiles with fake posts until it got rolling. What is the trick to get to the critical mass where it starts to feed upon itself?
ENTREPRENEUR - Jan 27 - How'd you like to sidestep the VC crowd altogether and still see your company pull in M a year? However, fewer of these deals are being made these days.
As site ideas go I would add that the site must provide minimal barriers to entry: no sign up necessary for trying out the site and start off with a good ui interface. IIS, where I specifically address this: can do something very similar to IIS and with tools such as phhttpd.--Dustin Puryear Author, Best Practices for Managing Linux and UNIX Servers Very informative article, great job! Wal I understand that the URLs can be rewritten but just having everything in except the profiles has got to make you think .. Update 5: Plenty Of Fish Update - 6 Billion Pageviews And 32 Billion Images A Month Update 4: Jeff Atwood costs out Markus' scale up approach against a scale out approach and finds scale up wanting.The discussion in the comments is as interesting as the article.And even then, Frind was employing just three people. Search engine traffic accounted for 2% of all his site's traffic.Instead, people were finding the site via word of mouth.
Lots of quirky sounds and fish swimming on the screen. Plenty Of Fish is a hugely popular on-line dating system slammed by over 45 million visitors a month and 30 million hits a day (500 - 600 pages per second).