Goodbye Friendster as a Social Network, Welcome as a Social Entertainment Site


Friendster’s giving way to Facebook is a ‘news’, I heard it since yesterday and links posted about the news are posted on FB statuses and Twits are clogging on my accounts today. Friendster is a social network pioneer. I can still remember how people are addicted to this site, even celebrities are plugging on TV shows  about their FS account to be added.

But since Friendster started those personalized pages, I started to dislike it. It hurts my eyes to see those FS pages with brightly colored backgrounds that you can hardly read the profile information of the account. Then little by little users starting to abandon the site from using it until completely most of them forgot it existed.

Compared to what people love today the ‘Facebook’, Friendster doesn’t have video comments and status updates, these are the things that we like with FB. These options are what we think fun nowadays; we love to see the notifications of our FB pages turned red everytime and we get excited who commented or tagged or poked us and those are the things we never experienced with Friendster.

Friendster the social network as we knew it will be no more by the end of next month.

Friendster is making the changes under the guise of reinventing themselves as a service focused on “entertainment and fun” (which sounds exactly like Myspace when they started feeling the Facebook heat for real)

Our improved site is designed to create new profiles that allow you to connect differently with people and do things differently than other networking sites. Basically, the new site will complement your existing online presence in other social networking sites.

The new Friendster should be going live in the coming weeks and focus mainly on Asian users.

Friendster will be repositioned as a social entertainment site for people to play games and music, and that it will leverage Facebook Connect.

So, we will never really say goodbye to Friendster completely, because they will just give the ‘Social Network’ title to Facebook and will re-open and launch its new them as a social entertainment site.

Checkout this video from Onion Network. "The Onion's Lost Friendster Video"



"Friendster was only meant to exist temporarily."

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