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Tickle Inc.
Type of business Subsidiary
Available in multilingual
Founded 1999
Headquarters San Francisco, California, U.S.
Owner Monster.com
Key people James Currier
Website tickle.com
Current status shut down

Tickle Inc. (formerly known as Emode.com) was a media company providing self-discovery and social networking services.

Tickle survived the dot-com bubble burst of 2000, became profitable in early 2002, was acquired by Monster Worldwide in May 2004, and became part of the overall Monster network. In April 2008, it was announced that Tickle.com would be shut down at the end of June 2008,[1] The site was permanently shut down on December 31, 2008.

Tickle was founded in 1999 as Emode.com[2][3] Tickle focused on quizzes and tests for both entertainment and self-discovery. In January 2009, Monster launched a new quiz website entitled TestQ, which focuses on career-related content and 'PhD quizzes'.


  1. ^ Hendrickson, Mark (April 23, 2008). "No One's Laughing at Tickle". TechCrunch. 
  2. ^ Hansell, Saul (March 8, 2004). "Getting to Know Me, Getting to Know All About Me: Web Personality Tests". The New York Times. Retrieved May 25, 2010. 
  3. ^ http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070603/BUSINESS/206030342/-1/news20