joined:Dec 21, 2010
This is a vent more than anything...
I can't help but to think that one of the world's most popular websites (and one of the top dating websites), PlentyofFish.com, is such wasted potential.
According to Compete.com, the site gets about 6 million uniques a month (and 500 million page views). As has been well publicized, the man behind the site, Markus Frind, essentially operates the site on his own (I also am aware of this because POF's offices are blocks away from me).
He's claimed to make about $10 million in profit each year, which of course is enough to make anyone envious. But jeez, the site is a wreck.
There's rampant typos, inconsisted CSS, the site is god ugly some of their dating suggestions/advice are obviously written by a very unproffesional writer (in this case, likely Frind).
I just can't help but to imagine how much unreaped potential the site could sow if Frind just invested a little more money into the site. I think Frind has some obligation to be at least a mild innovator in this sphere, rather than just profit off his company that took severe advantage of its first mover status.