Friendster vs. Facebook
Friendster is back with an all-new look. Will it be enough to attract users away from Facebook? Let the Friendster vs. Facebook war begin!
Isn’t Friendster dead? Apparently not. Friendster just got a major facelift that’s got us seeing green. But since people have hopped on board the Facebook wagon, is there any hope for its revamped contender? SPOT.ph gives you the tale of the tape.
|We’re #1!||In Asia! (According to their research)||The rest of the world! (According to this site)|
|Birthday||March 22, 2003||February 4, 2004|
|Claim to fame||"We started it all."||"We stole their users."|
|Die-hard users||Teens who have a habit of taking bedroom self-portraits with their camera phones||People obsessed with new apps, wall postings, and ogling other users’ profiles|
|Celebrity users||Every celeb on the planet... at least we think it’s them||We "friend" them but they never "friend" us back.
In schools nationwide
|In Syria, China, Iran, and Vietnam|
|Our favorite feature||Testimonials!||Quizzes, Farmville, Restaurant City, Mafia Wars, Flixter, Graffiti, way too many to mention.|
|Mostly used for||Hooking up with creepy strangers||Anonymous stalking|
|Why we love it||Emergency contact book
|Why we hate it||h8? H!nD! N@m@N p0h!||It’s almost as addictive as crack
According to Ben Dunn, Vice President and Global Head of brand experience, the new Friendster is simple, fun, and geared for the Asian Youth (aged 14 to 24). Its new features, like the Shout Outs, Wallet, Treasure chest, Gift shop, and Games, just to name a few, were all made to cater to their users’ preferences. "We want them to be able to customize and express themselves freely. We want to make sure that we’re the favorite site of Asian youth."
You can check out the new and improved Friendster here.