Social Media

Facebook alternative hopeful Altly inches closer to a launch

Altly begins the transition from stealth startup to social network, and it wants to show Facebook how privacy's done.

Friendster apocalypse begins on May 31, all user photos, blogs and more to be deleted

Friendster reveals plans to delete large portions of user data on May 31, 2011, to pave the way for a coming re-launch.

A history of social networking before Facebook and Twitter

Online Schools has compiled a fun infographic chronicling the history of social networking on the Web, from the first email to Facebook.

Facebook claims 44 percent of online sharing

It's been a busy year for the social networking giant, and to finish it out, a new infographic claims Facebook is the place to share.

Friendster to be Acquired by Secret Admirer?

Reports of pioneering social networking service being snapped up for around $100 by an as-yet-unnamed Asian buyer.
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Friendster Confirms Developer Program

Social networking service Friendster has announced its developer program will go live in November, letting social app-builders get a shot at its 50 million members.