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Friendster To Delete All Data- Just Letting You Know

Friendster goes dark until its relaunch.

| Social Networking News | Posted: Apr 26, 2011 8:05 pm

Does anyone remember Friendster? Better yet, does anyone still have a Friendster account? Deemed "the social network pioneer", Friendster began in 2002- and that's pretty much it. It began in 2002.

 

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For some reason, Friendster was just a tad too early to enjoy what would become a social media boom- then again, MySpace hasn't really fared any better. It has been the subject of nigh infinite malign ever since its inception- including one my favorites by the Onion- which will now be just as outdated as its subject:

 

Internet Archaeologists Find Ruins Of 'Friendster' Civilization

 

Evidently Friendster hasn't been doing that badly, as it managed to raise almost $50 million in venture capital and was subsequently acquired by a Malaysian firm, MOL Global for possibly $40 million in 2009.

 

Much like MySpace, Friendster is repositioning as an "entertainment and news site" (I wonder if at some point there's going to be some kind of internet elephant graveyard for social-networks-turned-entertainment-news-sites) apparently geared toward Asian people. Oddly racist, but sensible considering its acquisition by a Malaysian company.

 

If you still have a Friendster account and you actually care about the data, you already received an email telling you that you can use a handy "Exporter App" to get all of your data out of there before it goes kaboom.

 

HEY FACEBOOK WOULDN'T IT BE NICE IF YOU DID THAT TOO. JUSSAYIN'.

 

NEWS SOURCES:Techcrunch.com

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