The GDI Podcast: Dr. Riki Thompson – An Academic Perspective on the Online Dating Industry

In this episode of The GDI Podcast, we’re delighted to be joined by Dr. Riki Thompson, Associate Professor of Writing Studies & Digital Rhetoric at the University of Washington Tacoma.

Within this podcast, Dr. Thompson shares with Sean Nolan, Senior Reporter at Global Dating Insights, what her research with online dating users has uncovered. Her insights highlight how online dating platforms can create more welcoming and effective services.

They also discuss the coverage of Whitney Wolfe Herd, CEO of Bumble, and Renate Nyborg, former CEO of Tinder, and what it means for women in tech.

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