Bumble CEO Whitney Wolfe is Time Magazine’s 2018 Person of The Year

We live in an era where everything is done online. Shopping, work, investing, and even finding a perfect mate are all done online. The latter has become a booming business to those who know to do it. Whitney Wolfe Herd is one of these online entrepreneurs. She is the founder of Bumble; a dating app is trying to do. Ms. Wolfe is an expert in this. Over the years, she has managed to match one person to another to the point of some getting a perfect life partner and staying happily thereafter. Because there are several such apps and sites, it is easy to fall trap to scammers. This scenario jeopardizes the security and privacy of the parties involved.

When starting the Bumble a few years ago, Whitney Wolfe was aware of the challenges parties go through. She had deliberate strategies in mind on how to deal with these security and privacy issues. It is noteworthy to mention that Bumble gives women, who in most cases are the culprits, the authority to initiate a conversation. Unlike other apps, Whitney Wolfe’s Bumble gives the female gender more power than that of the male gender. For latest update connect with Whitney Wolfe on Twitter.


Wolfe ensures that her app stands out from the rest of the dating sites or apps. She had to ensure that she beats the rest, making it one of the high-end dating apps in the world today with over $1 billion of net worth. What is more is that most of the subscribers of this app are the female gender. Her efforts to ensure the security, safety, and privacy of the women have yielded. Recently, Time Magazine named Whitney Wolfe Herd the 2018 Person of The Year in a colorful event.

Reasons For The Honor

To name Whitney Wolfe the Person of the Year For 2018, Time Magazine looked at several things. Among the things Time Magazine looked at include, Bumble’s efforts to empower women by entrusting them with the authority to initiate conversations, breaking up with Facebook, which according to recent reports has failed to protect clients’ confidential data, ban the use of guns and adverts containing guns, and maintaining a firm stance not to match Bumble with Match Group. Read this article: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/04/style/tinder-bumble-lawsuit-explainer.html

 

ClassDojo Introduces “Conundrums” To Its App

The educational app company ClassDojo recently partnered with Ad Astra in order to create a group of critical thinking puzzles. These are called “Conundrums” and they offer students a variety of open-ended critical thinking or ethical problems to solve. Conundrums was developed through a partnership with the private Los Angeles school Ad Astra which is owned by entrepreneur Elon Musk.

When a student is trying to solve one of the Conundrums they are encouraged to talk about it with the other students in their classroom. Once they have reasoned out the solution they choose their answer in the app. The Conundrums that are in the ClassDojo app are a bit more complicated and nuanced than what elementary and middle school students have addressed in regular curricula.

ClassDojo is a mobile app which helps teachers create a positive classroom community. The app enables teachers, students, and parents a way to easily text one another or share pictures and/or videos of what is going on in the classroom. 90 percent of the K-8 schools in the United States are using ClassDojo in at least one classroom. It has also been translated into several languages so that teachers around the world can use this app in their classrooms.

This app makes teachers lives easier in a number of ways. The ClassDojo app has a Toolkit section filled with the tools they need to manage a classroom. This includes appropriate music, directions, a timer, the weather, a noise meter, and Think Pair Share. It also has a random number generator for when that need comes up in a classroom. It even includes Dojocast which allows the teacher to cast these tools to their computer or smartboard.

ClassDojo had its Series B funding round in 2016. During this round, it raised $21 million from venture capitalists. The money is being used to increase the number of people on the ClassDojo team and to expand the capabilities of their app. They have been expanding the app to make it even more useful at home for students and parents to use.

Find out more about CLassDOjo: https://www.commonsense.org/education/website/classdojo