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Barry Diller Is Excited To Build Intimate Youth-Senior Bonds

Barry Diller Is Excited To Build Intimate Youth-Senior Bonds Related Blogs Antiviral Art The Best Restaurant in New York Blackbag Defamer Disputations Documents Dodgeandburn Dog Domesticity Drugs Fine Vining Fortress America FrenchGawker Weird Internet Interviews Justice Morning After PhaseZero Politburo Rankings Gawker Review of Books Sausage Slowgawker Sony Hack One Man's Take The Cuck Themachines The Vane The West tktk True Stories Valleywag Barry Diller Is Excited To Build Intimate Youth-Senior Bonds 12.32K Ryan Tate 07/20/11 04:49PM Filed to: Moguls Moguls Barry Diller Social Networks Iac Proust Proust.com Proust Questionnaire The Internet Tweetg Tweetv Fb Barry Diller's new website Proust.com connects seniors with young "family members and close friends" who want to interact with them. This is a type of situation Barry Diller is something of an expert on! Proust, just launched by Diller's IAC, sounds like a good idea; young people ask an older friend or relative a series of question on the site so the senior will "share and preserve their stories." The idea emerged, Fast Company reports, when site creator Tom Cortese lost his grandmother and regretted not asking her more questions about her life. Touching as that is, Cortese might also try and sell the cheerier side of young-old bonding, and for that he could do worse than seeking the counsel of his boss Diller, who doted on his dashing stepson Alex von Furstenberg with free Laker tickets, and who treated his young blonde twin pals Aaron and Bryan Fox to a tropical yacht trip Thanksgiving before last, complete with a jet ski (above) and snorkeling. The mogul's cross generational adventures are a nice reminder that not all Proust questions have to be as hardscrabble as "tell me about your painful emigration from Italy." Asking about Uncle Sandy Gallin's gay mafia hits and boy toy adventures is fair game, too. Why Did Barry Diller Marry? Despite the beating the IAC boss is receiving in the business press, Barry Diller showed up last… Terms of Service Privacy Policy