Reddit’s popular AMA feature, for example, will often feature photos of celebrity posters holding up dated, handwritten signs.
Services like Twitter use a stringent verification process, for those they see fit to award the notorious blue checkmark.
The majority of the most popular dating apps — like Tinder, Happn, and Hinge — don’t allow users to share or upload videos.
Dating apps, eager to differentiate themselves, are quick to try new trends.
But when it comes to the biggest push in social media — video — options are curiously lacking.
Many dating apps already require connecting to Facebook — which, in recent years, has cracked down on fake accounts — to semi-verify someone’s ID.
But video may allow for an added layer of identity verification. I wanted to get people face-to-face so they can communicate, like a Face Time, like Skype.” It’s a trade-off: an awkward first Face Time for the reassurance of confirming a suitors identity before your meet in person.
When Jawed Karim co-founded You Tube, it wasn’t meant to be a space for internet personalities and funny cat videos. The slogan: “Tune in, Hook up.” These days, You Tube is only interested in the former.