Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Friendster To Shut Down On May 31?

I've read so many articles online saying that Friendster will be shutting down by the end of May this year. For the record, there's a tad difference between "shutting down" and "wiping out". The latter is what will happen to social networking pioneer Friendster on May 31, 2011. Seriously.


No, Friendster is NOT shutting down on May 31. And, yes, it will be WIPING OUT all our photos, testimonials, shoutouts, groups, etc. But, decent of them, they are giving us an option of backing up our files (photos, testimonials, blah blah) using the Friendster Exporter app. This application basically just transfers/exports your profile info, friends list, messages, photos, comments, testimonials, shoutouts, blogs, and groups. Options include porting these contents to Flickr or Multiply. So if you wish to back your Friendster files up, do so before May 31. 

Geez. I cannot believe the people behind Friendster actually decided to do such thing. Well, to be perfectly honest, I kinda saw this one coming. I mean, since the birth of Facebook, Friendster was like unceremoniously taken down to the bottom of the pit, if you know what I mean. But still, it feels so bad that something you shared your high school life with will have to go away, just like that. But, yeah, Friendster became the underdog, the one who gets bullied when Facebook arrived. It actually has been made as subject of quite a few internet jokes like this one:


Friendster was like the first ever social networking website that I joined. (Actually, I think it is the FIRST ever social networking website.) It was actually where I started blogging. God, I'm gonna miss Friendster. Seriously. It may not be leaving the internet scene, but it would be reinventing itself as a service focused on "entertainment and fun"--more games, less to absolutely no social networking, and the Friendster we used to know (and love) will cease to exist anymore.

11 comments:

  1. it is a good move, sayang lang mga funds ng friendster admin on maintaining it when people seldom visit their page na.

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  2. I agree. But I still feel bad that they had to do that. Perhaps I should move on na. Haha! :)

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  3. haha yeah, but ill take their advice and back up my pictures. parang wala na sa hd ko mga un e :)

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  4. it's because i saw a lot of BAD stuffs on friendster too.. LOTSa naked pics from other members and Nude photos are not being monitored, i guess that's a very good idea to delete all photos to vanish all those unwanted stuff, it makes fs like a "porn site" .. and it's a good start for fs so as not to be bullied more.. I will miss you friendster, you were my first love.. ^_^

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  5. but friendster won't be completely done as they would be coming up with a new concept for a social networking site :)

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  6. Really? It figures. Really good point you got there. And, yeah, Friendster was my "first love" as well! Haha! :)

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  7. Hey Gelleesh! I think the "new" Friendster will be a games-and-applications website, not a social networking website anymore. Well, that's what I read. :)

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  8. Tanung lang po nung ginamit niyo po yung friendster exporter kailangan ba naka-ol hanggang sa maexport o pwede ka namang maglog-out at patayin ang pc mo? Thanks po!

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  9. Of course, you have to be online. You will be downloading all your Friendster files.

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  10. Friendster will not shutting down totally.. its just for upgrading purposes. You can export your Photos and blogs to Flickr and multiply or download it directly. http://www.socialhubnotes.com/friendster-will-shut-down-download-or-export-your-profile-now/

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