Linda Chavez writes:
Hooking up online and improving college exam scores wouldn’t seem to have much in common, but apparently the nation’s largest online dating service company is betting they do. The Match Group of dating sites — which includes Match.com, Tinder, OkCupid, FriendScout24, PlentyOfFish and Chemistry.com — spun off in late 2015 from IAC — along with two businesses aimed at improving grades and test scores for college-bound students, the Princeton Review and Tutor.com. Obviously, the company hopes that combining the enterprises will enhance what the business world likes to call synergy, in this case access to an expanded pool of customers to generate economic returns greater than the sum of its constituent parts. Nothing wrong with that — except when the business model may depend on violating the privacy of individuals.
Read more of her letter on Boston Herald.