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The Web at 25: Out of the ashes and onto the Friendster

In part 3 of his four-part series reflecting on a life lived largely on the Web, Crave's Eric Mack recalls fleeing the dot-com bust fallout for Alaska, only to be drawn back to a digital world that was growing up fast.

By March 12, 2014


Correction: A look back at Friendster

A previous version of this story incorrectly stated where Friendster was based in 2002. It was based in Mountain View, Calif.

Read the corrected story here.

By February 5, 2014


Remember Friendster? Thought so

A decade ago, the social-networking world was a very different place than it is nowadays, with several contenders for the crown. Most didn't make it, but Facebook did.

By February 4, 2014


Friendster founder raises $1.7M for social startup Nuzzel

Jonathan Abrams' latest project raises seed round from investors including 500 Startups' Dave McClure.

By November 8, 2012


Farewell, 2003: The Friendster apocalypse is nigh

The site that was many peoples' intro to online social networking is now telling them that it's planning to focus exclusively on gaming--and they better export profile content before it's deleted.

By April 26, 2011


Friendster explains monetization plans

In effort to better monetize its services, the social network is looking to expand its brand to encompass games and location-based services.

By September 27, 2010


Sony PSN breach: Yes, it's a disaster

Sony loses the personal information of 77 million users. That's gonna take a while to clean up. Plus, Apple "explains" itself, Facebook launches Deals, and Friendster is back (in the news).

By May 11, 2011


Friendster finds buyer in Asian payment company

Pioneering social-networking site agrees to be purchased by MOL Global, a Malaysian online payment company.

By December 9, 2009


Friendster gets a face-lift, looks for love?

The social network has long since fallen from favor in the U.S. Its redesign places its focus more squarely in Asia, where the youth market has stuck with it.

By December 3, 2009


Patent filings reveal Facebook shopping spree

It's not clear whether this was simply a part of Facebook's virtual-currency deal with Friendster parent MOL Global, or a warning shot fired against Google's nascent social-media plans.

By August 5, 2010