Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Friendster Reset

     This happens to most things invented, at some time they are at their peak but time will come that something new will replace it's place. Remember the days of the casette tapes? Now they are gone. Same thing is happening to the pioneer social networking site Friendster. After its launch in 2002, Friendster has become a fad and attracted millions of user all over the world. Then suddenly Facebook came and we are all witness to the the huge transfer of users. Some did not delete their accounts at Friendster but never logged in to their account for very long time.

The official message of Friendster to its users
     Now Friendster is attempting to regain their popularity by "reinventing" itself. They now issued an announcement that the account contents such as photos, messages, comments, testimonials, shoutouts, blogs, forums and groups will be deleted on May 31, 2011. You will no longer have access to it unless you back it up by using their application Friendster exporter. This application will also give you the option to export to Flickr or Multiply. But Friendster assures that you will still have the same email login and password in the new Friendster.  Also, your list of friends will be preserved, along with your basic profile information.

     As stated on Friendster help pages, "We are introducing a new and improved Friendster in the coming weeks that will be focused on entertainment and fun. There will be new features that will leverage on your online activities and will enable you to connect with friends or engage new friends with similar interests.
For example, if you are playing games or listening to music but none of your friends are, your social experience may be limited. 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."
     Sounds like you can also link your Friendster account to your other accounts just like Facebook did with the Facebook connect. Anyway change is good and the healthy competition will benefit the users with much more useful services.

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