Saturday, 4 September 2004

Hatin' on Friendster

"Whatever you do, don't tell anyone"
- Queens of the Stone Age, "The Lost Art of Keeping a Secret"
Jeremy Zawodny writes about Joyce Park aka "troutgirl", who was fired from Friendster for blogging. You'd think the creators of a social-networking program would be more accepting of something that increases social linkages such as blogging. But then, Friendster has gone all corporate - they're now advertising the fact that all the new "Apprentice" participants have profiles. Sigh. I put up with their formerly slow backend (which troutgirl helped improve by converting it to PHP) for so long, and with the fact that the e-mail alerts which tell you you have messages stopped coming in, and then they go and oust an employee for blogging about something which was public knowledge. Talk about alienating your customers.




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