The mostly-annual conference began as a space for Facebook to announce major initiatives, such as technology to connect user's accounts with sites around the web, as well as revamped designs for user's profile pages.Recently, it's used the event to discuss ways it's allowing app developers to tie into its services, like games for its Messenger service, augmented reality features for its Facebook app, and new artificial intelligence programs.Currently, there are more people talking about the ridiculousness of the site than there are active users.
They reveal that people tend to rate their own race more highly.
Ok Cupid, one of the largest dating websites in the US, compiles data on its "matches" between its members.
In 2009, Ok Cupid found that white men get the most responses from potential mates.
Though anyone can join Russell's site, its exclusionary title and apparent focus has irked many people on the internet. "I just believe it’s hypocrisy to say ‘one group can do this, but another can’t.'" The "groups" Russell is referring to are the primary audiences for dating websites like Black People Meet or JDate — which allow users to connect with black and Jewish singles (respectively).
Russell's views and comments have fueled internet outrage, to the point that what he's doing feels a bit like performance art; he may even be saying stereotypically racist things to incite anger and draw more attention to his site.