Pioneering social network Friendster initiated countdown to reincarnation

The pioneering social network, Friendster, has started to request its members to start exporting their details using its Friendster Exporter. Members can export data, including your profile information, your friends list, your photos, messages, comments, testimonials, shoutouts, blogs and groups.

By May 31 2011, all the photos, messages, comments, testimonials, shoutouts, blogs, forums and groups that you may have now will no longer be part of your account.most of these data will be deleted. However, Friendster accounts will be NOT be deleted. The social network will preserve users’ ID, basic information, friends’ list and wallet and migrate them to the upcoming iteration of Friendster.

The new Friendster 2.0 will be positioned as social entertainment site.

For example, if you are playing games or listening to music but none of your friends are, your social experience may be limited. Our improved site is designed to create new profiles that allow you to connect differently with people and do things differently than other networking sites. Basically, the new site will complement your existing online presence in other social networking sites.

In this interview with ZDNet, CEO Ganesh Kumar Bangah said the new Friendster will be Asian-centric and “will be the place where people can meet new friends and play games and enjoy music with them.”

Friendster was acquired by Malaysian MOL Global in December 2009.

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