A Reason To Ditch Friendster

Well, I haven’t been much of a fan of Friendster|http://www.friendster.com/ since I first started using it, but now I have a good cause for which to ditch them.

Jeremy Zawodny|http://jeremy.zawodny.com/ writes that Joyce Park was fired from Friendster|http://jeremy.zawodny.com/blog/archives/002498.html because of certain details she posted in her blog. She has made a concerted effort not to blog about anything that isn’t public record, but apparently some of the technical details she posted in her blog were disagreeable to her employer.

Anyway, you can read her side of the story|http://troutgirl.com/blog/index.php?/archives/46_Shitcanned.html, and then delete your Friendster account|http://www.friendster.com/cancelaccount.php, as I have already done.

If you’re looking for another social networking site, might I suggest Orkut|http://www.orkut.com/? If you would like to be an Orkut member, just let me know – I’ll send you an invite. Orkut’s a more featureful service anyway – that is, when they aren’t overloaded. 🙂

3 thoughts on “A Reason To Ditch Friendster

  1. Peter
    • Search a wide base of users in order to meet new friends, find old friends, or stay connected with existing friends.
    • Search based on email address, name, geographical proximity, or general demographic info.
    • Keep track of your friends and associates all in one place.
    • Network through friends of existing friends to meet new people.
    • Join communities based on common interests or affiliations. For example, I’m a member of communities like Boston, Mac OS X, Palm, and the fledgling Gordon College community (three members strong!!)
    • Interact with friends and communities via message forums, private messages, and group messaging.
  2. michelle

    Thanks Peter. I kept hearing about people joining services like Orkut, but I never really knew what they provided and didn’t take the time to find out. Sounds interesting.


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