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Friendster is now officially ghey
Sunday, October 16, 2005


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You may have notice that some of your friend's friendster pages have somewhat morphed into a wierd looking page with unreadable letters and out of this world background images. This is a result an "upgrade" by Friendster that allows users to customize their own profile page.

I believe this move of Friendster was inspired by MySpace, another Friendster-like internet portal. MySpace let's users customize almost every aspect of the profile page. Changing fonts, colors, background images, adding irritating mouse pointers, embbed nonsense videos that will make your browser crash, and a lot more. These customization features of MySpace were the reasons why I didn't sign up for an account. Now Friendster has becoming like MySpace.

You can now add more "friends" to your Friendster account. As of today, you can add upto 1000 "friends". That's an additional 500. As if people in your list are really your friends. Nuts1: Hey nice pic, can you please add me?, Nuts2: Sure! Give me a testi!! Common scenario happening to most youth today. Spending hours in internet shops just to browse friendster. Asking strangers to give them testimonials just to impress others. Geez!

My first impression of Friendster when I heard about it 2 years ago was it was just another spam collecting site. My friend Daniel was the one who invited me to join. I received dozens of invites from him until I got irritated and finally signed up for an account. My account was inactive for 1 month. Then I recieved several YM messages and Emails from my classmates in High School requesting me to join Friendster. OK fine. I've add them all up and decided to look for my classmate back when I was in 3rd grade.

I found him and that got me hooked into Friendster. I searched for my classmates from Pre-School (yes, Pre-school) to High School. I haven't found the person I've been searching for all these years though. She's my cousin and classmate in Grade 2 at Saint Claire School. I last saw her in 1991... umm... long story. Maybe I'll blog about her if I ever find her on Friendster :) (UPDATE 05/02/2008: I finally found her. Read it here)

My friend list has been building up when other sites offering services like friendster popped. Multiply, Myspace, Hi5, etc. Most of my friends where also using MySpace so I checked it out. But those stupid HTML and CSS customzations turned me off. So I sticked with Friendster. Besides, most of them are using Friendster already. What's the purpose of having a gazillion friend link accounts? Unless you have nothing worthy to do all day -_-

People think that they're cool when they add these floating pictures, musics, MTVs, eye straining colors, etc... Floating texts and pictures are irritating. Musics playing over and over while reading something is annoying. Windows Videos embedded on a page will and will always crash a browser. Your colors are ghey. YOU ARE NOT COOL. YOU ARE ALL GHEY! GHEY!

*Computer end log*

Posted by Jepoy @ 10/16/2005 11:29:00 PM
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Posted by Blogger jasklfjsdk on Monday, October 17, 2005 at 11:41:00 AM GMT+8:  
(why did you turn off annonymous comments??. When i use my blogger profile, other people will see nothing because i turned off my profile. I use annonymous comments with name and url of course so people will click directly to my site..)

I totally agree with the VERY SUCKY friendster profile customization.

I have similar rant-out on that issue on my blog

Posted by Blogger Karlo on Wednesday, October 19, 2005 at 12:06:00 AM GMT+8:  
attention: j_phearson
I admire your determination to use the english language as your primary medium of communication, but unfortunately iho, for your reader's sake, use tagalog instead, because sometimes we tend to get lost from your ideas, hope you take this as a positive reaction rather than the opposite one...

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