The site launched publicly on September 28, 2010, the same day it presented as a finalist at San Francisco's Tech Crunch Disrupt Game Crush is different than most social gaming sites in that Game Crush credits can be used to buy and give gifts that hold real world value.
While messaging and requesting a game are free, it is considered a nice gesture to offer a gift when requesting a game to someone new (or as co-founder Eric Strasser puts it, "much like buying a drink for someone in a bar").
Rather, I need to conduct new and fresh research for every single presentation I do, regardless of how much time has passed from one to the next. Because that is how fast things change in the world of technology and online interactions.
I am not going to go on a long rant about immorality or express my true feelings about the class of a person it takes to create certain apps for monetary gain, all the while knowing full well that children can and will fall victim while using those apps; instead, I am going to stick with the matter at hand.
However since this websites demise another website Date Hero has come onto the market.
In August 2010, Tech Crunch's Michael Arrington revealed that Game Crush had raised 0,000 in an angel round featuring Scott Banister and his wife Cyan, among other angels and VCs.
In my presentations to parents, I list a handful of apps; however, you have to understand that there are literally millions of apps available and, even those apps where the intended purpose by the app’s creator may be innocent, can be used dangerously.
The reverse is also applicable; however, with the apps I am about to showcase, it is unlikely that they would be used in a benign way. Seeking - Brandon Wade is the founder of this site and supporting apps are available on Google Play for Android devices as well as i Tunes for all i OS devices.
Carrot Dating (no longer available at the time this article was written) was an app that was borderline prostitution in the same way ads are also “borderline” prostitution. Although Carrot Dating has been nixed, the philosophy behind the trend is still evident… Of course, “dates” can be defined in ways other than going out to dinner and a movie. The messages have no filter and can be viewed by the 500 Yakkers who are closest to the person who wrote the Yak, as determined by GPS tracking.
Users are exposed to – and contributing to – sexually explicit content, abusive language, and personal attacks so severe that schools are starting to block the App on their Wi-Fi.