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Monday, November 08, 2010

Whatever Happened To Friendster?

First, a hilarious mock-clip from Onion News Network:



Although I was laughing out loud watching the clip, I noticed that the Friendster page they featured was the old one. I remember that Friendster changed its look some time ago, so I decided to take a look again at my profile.

Bingo! Here is what it now looks like:

A cursory browsing revealed that there were several women offering sex who posted on my “testimonial” page (the precursor of Facebook’s wall). I had four friend requests, one of them from a woman who insisted, “No Horny Dickheads Allowed!!! Sexy + Cute Gurlz and Decent Guyz Only Accepted!!!” yet her profile picture showed her wearing a barely-there dress and striking a provocative pose. On the “activity stream” (which is their equivalent of FB’s status bar) I saw that some of my friends were still doing some form of activity in Friendster.

So I decided to do this:


Now I’m all gone… now I’m all gone….

12 comments:

Ryan said...

It was most fulfilling when I deleted my Friendster account. Haha.

ʎonqʎʇıɔ said...

i can't seem to delete mine. i don't really know why. but then again, i still have my textbooks from grade school so.. haha

those folks at onion are soo smart!

joelmcvie said...

@ʎonqʎʇıɔ: Go to "Settings" and there's an option there to "cancel profile" (or "delete" or something similar). =)

ʎonqʎʇıɔ said...

it's more of an internal thing. i can't cancel it! it was such a big part of my life. haha it's everyone's cyber foreskin. lol

joelmcvie said...

@ʎonqʎʇıɔ: Oh! Okay, got it. Silly me, sentimental you. =)

the barefoot baklesa said...

sin verguenza, may fs account pa pala ako...maalicabok at maalimuom na ata yon....hahahahha!!!

Guyrony said...

And just like that, the rofile of McVie vanished into the deepest depth of cyber space.

And OMG at the girl! Doesn't she know who you are?

Geez...

Mac Callister said...

kawawa naman ang friendster..i wonder how sad the founder of it now...

joelmcvie said...

@GUYRONY: Care ko kung kilala ako o hindi ng girl. Girl siya noh...!

somelostboy said...

This is so uncool, but I have friends back in the province who still prefer Friendster over any social networking site. Thus, the reason why I can't delete my account.

And I think the last time I opened my FS, I retweaked my profile so it would still be pleasing to the eyes. hahahahah

joelmcvie said...

@SOMELOSTBOY: The Philippines still leads world-wide in terms of Friendster usage, and is strongest in Asia; thus, it still won't "die" anytime soon here. =)

Herbs D. said...

i checked mine while i was reading this and..well. I dont want to be a bitch but friendster sounds like a desperate fat bitch whose hungry for attention. I wonder how many deletes their account on fs daily? Somebody should deffo make a stat from it