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We’re Big in Japan

Posted by Adam on November 21, 2007

Yesterday, Dan came across this entry about Sparkker on a Japanese blog called Nice Meets. You have to take a peek at that.

It’s very likely that they came across Sparkker via the Daily Northwestern Article as it is referenced two-thirds of the way down the page.

I, however, choose to believe that they found Sparkker after seeing us on the Japanese Network News.

My friend and fellow TEFL teacher, Skye Lee, teaches English in Japan. He provided the following translation of the blog:

It says that you made Sparkker, a way to make groups, events, and meet up in real life situations. It (Sparkker) gives one the opportunity to go on a date, meet new friends, or meet a partner in real life. Some jerk named Adam Sachs and a friend made the application that is a combination of social networking and online dating. If one adds the application to their facebook profile, they can use the service. A group leader (ambassador) decides what each group will be like and what type of group they will search for. Also, the ambassador looks for and plans events. It is an idea that came about after graduation and moving to New York. After graduating, there were less opportunities to meet people and because of the millions of facebook users, you thought it would be a good platform for meeting new people. You didn’t have the know-how so you contacted the founder of meetup.com for help. According the the manager of the blog Sparkker.com the owner (of sparkker) moved to New York after graduation and never had the opportunity to meet people. According to the owners experience, it isn’t too hard to make friends in general, but it is difficult to meet people outside of your social circles. As a result, Sparkker is a mix of a dating site and a social networking site. It is only in its beta version, but it is already a success.

Some jerk named Adam Sachs? Already a success? Hmmm… Does Dan write for this blog?

Many thanks to Skye!

Adam Sachs

Chief Friend Maker, Sparkker

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