Wierdest day in a while.

Yesterday I put out a news release showing we are the largest dating site in the english speaking world.  We are also the largest community site in the US not owned by an american company. 

http://www.istockanalyst.com/article/viewiStockNews+articleid_2445585&title=comScore_Media_Metrix.html

This morning I spent 30 minutes on the Phone with someone from the US Department of Justices Antitrust division.

One thing that sucks about getting big is you have to deal with all these government agencies you never knew existed.  For a while there I was spending more time dealing with that,  then actually running the site.

22 Responses to “Wierdest day in a while.”

  1. Greg Says:

    What was the DOJ’s issue? That you weren’t American? =)

  2. Karl Says:

    Why does the US Department of Justices Antitrust division have any interest in you? You are not a U.S. citizen, so you are not under their jurisdiction, correct?

  3. Brian Smith Says:

    I am surprised that you handle that kind of stuff directly on the phone instead of in writing and/or through your attorney.

  4. Dave Says:

    I wish I had your problems.

  5. Anin Says:

    “[A]ny lawyer worth his salt will tell the suspect in no uncertain terms to make no statement to police under any circumstances.”

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  6. kimbo Says:

    riiiight…

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  8. vanchau Says:

    LOL!

    I look forward myself to having your kinds of problems Mr. Frind.
    😉

  9. Kyle Says:

    Mark,

    Congratulations on you latest achievements referenced in the article.

    I live 30 minutes from the DOJ and they don’t call me. Lol.

    No doubting you professionalism but honestly it sounds like a phone call for a lawyer to be present. Of course you did not say that one was not present.

  10. Michael Says:

    Never talk to an agent of the government, yours or any other, without a lawyer present. Never.

  11. Brian Smith Says:

    Regarding talking to the DoJ, see http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-4097602514885833865

  12. stoney Says:

    mr frind…….if i had your marketing genius……i think i could find that hot asian lady ive always wanted…….(for gosh sakes man…teach me!)

  13. My Awesome Blog Says:

    All I can say is WTF? If someone complained to the antitrust division then i’d say that’s a definite sign of success. 🙂

  14. kimbo Says:

    yah markus and bill gates. pimpin aint easy huh markus?

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  17. hooligan Says:

    I would have slammed the phone down thinking it was a telemarketer or a prank call :S

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