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What is Friendster?

Post by Ace-08™ on Sat Dec 26, 2009 2:01 pm

What is Friendster?
Friendster is a privately owned social networking website. Its headquarters are in Sydney, Australia. The service allows users to contact other members, maintain those contacts, and share online content and media with those contacts. The website is also used for dating and discovering new events, bands, and hobbies. Users may share videos, photos, messages and comments with other members via their profile and their network.

Friendster has over 115 million registered users and over 61 million unique visitors a month globally. The website receives approximately 19 billion page views per month, and is in the top 200 global websites based on web traffic.

Over 90% of Friendster's traffic comes from Asia. In Asia, Friendster has more monthly unique visitors than any other social network.The top 10 countries accessing Friendster, according to Alexa, as of May 7, 2009 are the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, South Korea, the United States, Singapore, China, Japan, Saudi Arabia and India.

History Of Friendster
Friendster was founded by computer programmer Jonathan Abrams in 2002 in Mountain View, California before the creation, launch and adoption of MySpace, Facebook, LinkedIn and others.

Friendster was founded to create a safer, more effective environment for meeting new people by browsing user profiles and connecting to friends, friends of friends and so on, allowing members to expand their network of friends more rapidly than in real life, face-to-face scenarios.

Friendster.com went live in March 2003 and was quickly adopted by three million users within the first few months. Publications including Time, Esquire, Vanity Fair, Entertainment Weekly, US Weekly and Spin wrote about Friendster's success and the founder appeared on magazine covers and late-night talk shows.

Today, Friendster has a membership base of more than 115 million registered users and continues to grow, especially in Asia.

By mid-2005, Friendster had lost its grip in the United States because of the rise of MySpace and Facebook.[citation needed] However, it started becoming popular among teenagers in Singapore, Philippines, Indonesia, and Malaysia.

In August 2008, Friendster hired ex-Google executive Richard Kimber as the CEO. Kimber, who was previously the regional managing director of South Asia at Google, is focusing on Friendster's expansion in Asia.

On December 9, 2009, it was announced that Friendster has been acquired by MOL, a Malaysian company.

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Post by PinkLovesBieber on Sat Dec 26, 2009 5:46 pm

Thanks for the Information ..
I barely know what is Friendster is all about ..

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Post by Danica :) on Sun Feb 21, 2010 5:18 pm

` thanks for this info ;)
` i hardly know it ;)
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Post by NYLEBOR ٿ on Wed May 26, 2010 10:47 pm

thanks for this ace.
really helpful for those
who doesn`t know yet.
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