History[ edit ] Tagged Inc. CEO Greg Tseng continues to interview employees, cater lunch and dinner, and hold office-wide meetings every Friday. This process has been labelled an "e-mail scam" by consumer anti-fraud advocates  and drawn criticism in the technology press    and from users.
Conditions of the settlement included "clear and conspicuous" disclosure of the use of information in the user's email address book, providing a clear method to skip the step and display to users the specific emails to be sent.
Aborted IPO, shift in focus[ edit ] In October , Tagged aborted plans to perform an initial public offering , citing decreased revenue due to the proliferation of mobile devices. On October 16, , Tagged performed a number of changes at the corporate level, including acquiring the social messaging startup Tinode and naming its co-founders, Dash Gopinath and Gene Sokolov, to the positions of chief product officer and senior vice president of engineering respectively.
Tagged also announced that its parent company would be re-named Ifwe, Inc. There is also an option to upgrade the membership for a monthly fee, which allows users to see which other users have recently viewed their profile, among other additional features. They can also sort videos by most viewed, top rated, and most liked, and send virtual gifts to their friends.
Virtual gifts are bought with " gold " which users buy with actual money or receive by completing special offers or tasks. There are chat rooms where users engage in real time online chat according to their age and mood. Designed to facilitate relationships and dating, Tagged allows users to send and receive notifications for "Luv", "Winks", and "Meet Me", a rating engine that allows users to rate the attractiveness of photos submitted by others.
On October 30, , Tagged announced a simpler signup process. This version allows users to send and receive friend requests, play games, and send messages. By April , the Android versions, had slightly more users than on the iPhone application,  and in May it was the number three social networking application on the Android.
Tagged plans to create more social games, several of which are already in development. Virtual cash can be earned by players in several ways, such as frequently logging into Tagged, converting Tagged gold at the Pets Cash Bar into Pets Cash and using real money.
Farm was introduced in May Unlike Zynga 's Farmville on Facebook, there is no animation or farmer. Advancement is based on virtual money earned by harvesting plants and animals in the game. Child safety[ edit ] Initially targeted at U. The only way to add teens as friends is by knowing the email address or surnames to request the friendship, and the younger user must accept the friendship request.
However, the security measures are not entirely successful. In February , a high school teacher was arrested after having sex with a year-old girl he had met on Tagged. The year-old teacher, who was not listed on either state or national sex offender websites, had over female friends below the age of They found "significant lapses" in Tagged's response to these reports. At a news conference, Cuomo referred to Tagged as "one of the worst social networking sites that we've encountered".
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