Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

Bloom, Aniston voted most desired celebs to chat with online

Filed under
Web

Orlando Bloom and Jennifer Aniston are the celebrities American singles would most like to stumble across in an online chat room, according to a recent survey.

The "Lord of the Rings" star and the soon-to-be ex Mrs. Brad Pitt topped a poll of 2,907 singles nationwide by one of the leading internet US dating services, Date.com.

The company conducted the survey in the wake of the recent revelation by "Catwoman" star Halle Berry that she enjoys using a pseudonym to chat with strangers on online dating sites.

"If you suddenly discovered that the prospect you've spent the past two months meeting in the chat room was really a celeb-in-disguise, who would you want it to be?" the poll asked.

Aniston was the first choice female celebrity with 22.3 percent of the vote, while Bloom led the men's field with 22.6 percent.

"Fantastic Four" star Jessica Alba was second to Aniston with 18.2 percent, just slightly above Berry who was third with 18 percent.

Romantic comedy stalwart John Cusack grabbed 18.7 percent of the vote as the the second most-favoured male celebrity, ahead of "Bourne Identity" star Matt Damon with 16 percent.

AFP

More in Tux Machines

Ubuntu Touch OTA-14 Officially Released with Revamped Unity 8 Interface, Fixes

A few moments ago, we've been informed by Canonical's Lukasz Zemczak about the general availability of the long-anticipated Ubuntu Touch OTA-14 software update for Ubuntu Phone and Ubuntu Tablet devices. Read more Also: Ubuntu OTA-14 Released, Fixes A Number Of Bugs

Cloud convenience is killing the open source database

Open source has never been more important or, ironically, irrelevant. As developers increasingly embrace the cloud to shorten time to market, they're speeding past open source, making it even harder to build an open source business. After all, if open source were largely a way for developers to skirt legal and purchasing departments to get the software they needed when they needed it, the cloud ups that convenience to the nth degree. In Accel's annual business review, the vaunted venture capital firm writes: "'Product' is no longer just the bits of software, it's also how the software is sold, supported, and made successful." The cloud is changing the way all software is consumed, including open source. Read more

Why the operating system matters even more in 2017

Operating systems don't quite date back to the beginning of computing, but they go back far enough. Mainframe customers wrote the first ones in the late 1950s, with operating systems that we'd more clearly recognize as such today—including OS/360 from IBM and Unix from Bell Labs—following over the next couple of decades. Read more

OpenGov Partnership members mull open source policy

The Open Government Partnership (OGP) will suggest to its member governments to create a policy on open source. This week, a draft proposal is to be finalised at the OGP Global Summit in Paris. Read more