Diller says his websites didn't miss the social media wave because not everyone has to ride it.
By Shelley DuBois, reporter
Barry Diller's sitting on some prime, if diverse, Internet real estate. His company, IAC/InterActiveCorp (IACI), owns Match.com, Ask.com, Citysearch, and about 50 other sites that seem like they could create the kind of digital sharefest communities that Facebook and Twitter have built.
But IAC didn't miss the boat, Diller said at Fortune's Brainstorm Tech conference. At least in the case of Match.com, the site just doesn't lean that way.
"Match.com is about what it's about, which is flirting and getting dates. That's what it does, and the dialogue that people have is, of course social, as is intercourse."
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IAC welcomed a new member to the family today: a video venture that combines talent from the site CollegeHumor.com and an outfit called CityLights. IAC chairman and CEO Barry Diller announced the launch at Fortune's Brainstorm Tech conference in Pasadena during an interview with Fortune managing editor Andy Serwer.Jessica Shambora, Writer-Reporter - Jul 24, 2009 2:30 PM ET
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