I wrote about Grindr's spam problem, breaking the news that the company plans to introduce user accounts in an effort to fight it:
Earlier this year, users of the popular gay hookup and dating app Grindr started seeing a sharp increase in the number of attractive men saying hello to them. Handsome, muscled, and stripped to the waist, the men introduced themselves with a handful of stock greetings. "Poke." "Hey buddy." "Hey sexy." Say hello back and they’ll respond with a quick story about how incredibly frisky they are feeling. It seems that they have just gotten home from the gym, and are about to remove all their clothing. Perhaps you’d be up for a quick video chat?