by Mike Masnick

Friendster Offers Me Too Blogging Play

from the but-why? dept

While LinkedIn recently found a way to start charging fees, it looks like Friendster is doing the same with its launch of a blogging platform. Of course, the details aren't that interesting. It's really just Six Apart's Typepad rebranded for Friendster -- so Friendster is simply acting as a channel for Six Apart. That might be good for a few extra customers for Six Apart, but it's unclear where the real appeal is to have a blog on Friendster as opposed to somewhere else where you would have more control over it (and less fear of it disappearing should Friendster disappear). There's nothing wrong with them offering this, of course, it's just not clear where the real synergy is between their core social networking service and the blogging offering exists.

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    Julian Bond, 3 Mar 2005 @ 1:15am

    Friendster, RIP?

    "should Friendster disappear"

    Friendster is going to disappear? When?

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    Carter, 3 Mar 2005 @ 7:27am

    blogs & Friendster

    I have to disagree with you on this one. I have already started getting notifications that people in my Friendster "cloud" have started blogs.

    While I know this is anecdotal, 99% of my friends (age range 22-32) do not have blogs. Clearly, if a service that these people already are members of offer the ability to blog *and* provide instant notification to their circle of friends, I can see how this would be appealing given the low barrier to entry.

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