This will never win :(

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Friendster's patent development provides the Web site with a number of marketing and business opportunities. Industry observers have speculated that Friendster could conceivably go after MySpace and other competitors for either licensing deals or litigation, like NTP did when it brought Blackberry maker RIM to court, eventually winning a licensing deal. Friendster has yet to commit either way.


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Source Citation:"Friendster looks to Big Sky as it eyes rebound." PR Week (US) (August 14, 2006): 05. General Reference Center Gold. Gale. Sunway University College. 22 July 2008


Go friendster go!

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After reading a long page, I feel saddened by the technology force that is so fierce and competiting.
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Friendster, myspace, facebook, orkutt, it's all crap. Can you imagine how much less bandwidth we would be using on the internet if it weren't for those types of social network sites?
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I don't know kc0tma, they can be kind of useful when you need to take a quiz to find out "What kind of potato peeler R U?!? LOL!"
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I seriously think if we could completely omit all those types of sites, and completely get rid of all spam emailing, our existing world wide internet would be relieved of enough traffic that there would be a way big time noticeable difference in download speeds and a lot less bottle necking and stuff. And if there was ever a disaster where a big under ocean fiber optic backbone got cut, the increased load on the rest of the system wouldn't be quite as troublesome only because of the lack of garbage on the web.
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I seriously think if we could completely omit all those types of sites, and completely get rid of all spam emailing, our existing world wide internet would be relieved of enough traffic that there would be a way big time noticeable difference in download speeds and a lot less bottle necking and stuff. And if there was ever a disaster where a big under ocean fiber optic backbone got cut, the increased load on the rest of the system wouldn't be quite as troublesome only because of the lack of garbage on the web.


I think the same could be said about porn...times twenty. ;)


//but I'm not going to decide what people should and shouldn't be using the interweb for.
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Or P2P.
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or forums.......

Just kidding.
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kc0tma wrote:
or forums.......

Just kidding.

Damn ... lol ...

But yeah about facebook, I took someone's page the other day, stopped all my services etc that use any bandwidth and force refreshed the page and tested how much it actually uses ... the one page I tested used 4.5mb ... for one profile ... why the hell ... and then I'm not even starting to talk about myspace ...
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The thing with myspace is that all those numb nuts always have music playing and little scrolling picture slideshows and videos and blah blah blah beef blah blah blah blah blah foot blah blah blah blah blah wrench blah blah.......

I Hate {Myspace|Facebook|Friendster}.
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Facebook used to be tolerable until they introduced "Applications".
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@dM - don't touch the porn! :D

social networking sites, though...... unbelievable waste of spacetime. I can't believe they are so bloody popular.
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It's funny, they are popular amongst the people who have absolutely no knowledge of web development or how the internet works or anything. But the people with insiders knowledge absolutely hate them.
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@celandine - D'oh!

@kc0tma

Ha! They're popular for the very reason you hate them, kc0tma. Because any numb-nutz can have their own little page with their photos and music and blinking/dancing/shouting/bright red glitter graphic. A pulse is really the only requirement.

Of course, you're right. It creates a tremendous amount of waste, technology-wise.

I, for one, am glad there are so many numb-nuts...it keeps me employed. :thumbsup:
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I, for one, am glad there are so many numb-nuts...it keeps me employed. :thumbsup:



I can't argue with you on that! It is also kind of a pain to be looking for something on the internet and have to sort through all the social networking pages and pointless blogs about peoples poodles and stuff like that. But yeah, if it weren't for the people that don't know their Num Lock from their Scroll Lock we would be out of the job!
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Ok these are only reviews from 4 - 5 web-developers. My heart still go all out to social networking websites.
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Well personally I found facebook to be pretty helpful and interesting while I was in college at least. They were helpful in a way because you can set up study* groups there as well as house parties and such. It's pretty simple and only takes up about 10 min of your day if that.
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Well personally I found facebook to be pretty helpful and interesting while I was in college at least. They were helpful in a way because you can set up study* groups there as well as house parties and such. It's pretty simple and only takes up about 10 min of your day if that.


I totally agree even though I'm not using it to do that tasks...
It allows me to view profiles of other friends who I'd not be able or shy to connect offline, bringing it online and in hope it'd become mutually online/offline relationships.
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Similar to study groups and parties, these networks are essential for bands. They're very powerful communication tools, especially when email marketing seems kind of unreliable.

I imagine, in 5 to 10 years we'll have the equivalent to Social Networking 2.0. Then we can all laugh about MySpace like it was a bad mullet. :)
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Like people laughed at Friendster about 4 years ago, but of course I don't anticipate it, just to point them and laugh them down; if that was to happen I wouldn't be surprised at least.

I absolutely agree with the e-mail marketing thing which is seemed as less powerful in many ways.
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The thing with study groups is the positive exception. I don't know about any other colleges, but mine had this thing called "Blackboard" which was basically a web portal that every student had an account on. Each course had it's own group, and different degree fields had their groups, and then their were the other groups and stuff for extracurricular things. But it was only in the campus intranet and not available out in the wild.
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Yes, Kc, we have blackboard here in my college too. I haven't really used it, maybe all of my friends are more into facebook.

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