Friendster is an internet social network service. The Friendster site was founded in Mountain View, California by Jonathan Abrams in 2002 and is privately owned. Friendster is based on the Circle of Friends technique for networking individuals in virtual communities and demonstrates the small world phenomenon.
Friendster was considered the top online social network service until around April 2004 when it was overtaken by MySpace in terms of page views, according to Nielsen//NetRatings.
Friendster has also received competition from all-in-one sites such as Windows Live Spaces, Yahoo! 360, and Facebook.
Google offered $30,000,000 to buy out Friendster in 2003, but they were turned down.
Friendster was funded by Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers and Benchmark Capital in October 2003 with a reported valuation of $53 million.
In April 2004, John Abrams was removed as CEO and Tim Koogle replaced Abrams as interim CEO. Koogle previously served as President and CEO at Yahoo!. Koogle was later replaced by Scott Sassa in June 2004. Sassa left in May 2005 and was replaced by Taek Kwon. Taek Kwon was then suceeded by Kent Lindstrom following a recapitalization by Kleiner and Benchmark that valued Friendster at less than one-twentieth its valuation in 2003.
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NEW WAYS TO CONNECT WITH FRIENDS
Now it's faster, easier and more fun to stay up-to-date with your friends and see their latest photos,
status updates and more...
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Check out popular photos and profiles along with people living locally on the all-new explore page.
See Who's On
Check your email address books to see who's already on Friendster.
Shout it Out
Shoutouts now appear in Recent Updates on your homepage. Post one for friends to see.
You can now choose who can submit a comment on your profile, and you can auto-approve comments too!
Feature friends on your profile.
Connect globally with groups. Join a public group or start your own private group for your circle of friends.
Get friend and bookmark updates via email. You set frequency - daily or weekly.
Add your College/School
Add your college/school to your profile so your college friends can find you.
Write about music, movies, books, TV shows, and more!
Never forget a birthday. Get email reminders.
Do you have photos you'd like to share with a select group of friends?
Start a blog on your favorite topics.
Add video to your page! Choose from top rated, featured and most viewed clips.
Find people by first name living near a city or zip code.
You can customize your profile with color, audio and video.