In my AWSJ/WSJ.com column on Skype a few weeks back (subscription only; sorry) I talked about how Skype might change the way we communicate online — in part by introducing lots of interesting new business models. Well, it seems to have started.
Someonenew.com, a unique dating web site, which allows users to chat in real time to each other using the power of Skype is proud to announce the launch of a new German-language Web site http://de.someonenew.com.
The site now allows German-speaking consumers to search and find other German speakers to chat with and create friendships.
Within the next year Someonenew.com will add French, Italian, Russian and Portuguese to the site. This multi-lingual version of the site was created in response to the company’s growth in the international market and plans for continued expansion. It also reinforces the company’s dedication to consumers and getting new audiences excited about real-time dating.
It’s pretty straightforward:
1. If you haven’t got Skype… Get Skype and install it.
2. Sign-up to SomeoneNew and create your profile.
3. Start searching for someone to chat to.
Already 2,654 people have signed up. Not a lot, but a start. The point about this, of course, is that it’s nothing to do with Skype. Skype is the marketplace, with (as I type this) about 2.5 million people online. That’s a lot of people.