Monday, June 13, 2011

Lessons Learned from Friendster's Demise

Before Facebook, Twitter, and the social media explosion the first social media site was Friendster.  But it was quickly surpassed in popularity by MySpace, Facebook, and Twitter. Friendster was never able to compete and it officially ended its existence last month. Friendster's demise provides those who follow social media and business collaboration software valuable lessons about how and why people share information.  This article highlights the main gaps Friendster's focus on the profile vs. friends and the lack of a Wall (hey Linked In are you paying attention).  Turns out in the social media world only the strongest and most popular survive.

Read the article.

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