Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Remembering Friendster


Today marks the end of the phenomenon called Friendster. It was one of the few social networking sites which started in the early twenty-first century that was able to survive and thrive despite the unpredictable and ever-changing world of the internet.

It was where we first encountered those treasured testimonials and addictive bulletins. Yes, the bulletins. There were those times when we so enjoyed reposting bulletins in which we answered questions like favorite colors, habits, among other. And what about the profile views? Weren’t we so excited then to know who viewed our profiles? Those were the days, those were the times.

But beyond that, I think it was in Friendster that we got to know new friends, made or broke relationships, expressed our thoughts through blogs, and communicated with people both stranger and no stranger.

Indeed times a-changing and Friendster has to move on too. This is the last day when we could back up those precious photos meticulously given with captions, long list of messages, and those precious testimonials.

The month of May ends together with Friendster but there is a lot to look forward to in June.

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