Friendster Introduces a New Blogging Platform

Hello deuts,

We’d like to introduce you to your new blog on Friendster! We’ve been very busy building out Friendster Blogs 2.0 and your blog has been moved to the new blogging platform. It’s ready for you to customize, edit, and add even more content to it!

Some things you should know about your new blog:

  • Your blog has been moved to the new platform.
  • It is likely that your blog layout or colors may not appear exactly as they were on your old blog, you can edit or add new customizations to your blog by clicking the ‘Design’ tab or ‘Change Theme’ button when you access your blog from your home page.
  • All of the photos you’ve uploaded to your old blog will soon be moved to your new blog. When they are moved, they will be in your Blogs Media Library (Manage –> Media Library). Don’t worry, we’ll move all your photos for you! We plan to have this complete by September 17th.
  • If you experience any inconsistencies with your blog during the next few weeks, please bear with us and please do let us know what you find so we can build a better product!

To get started with your new blog, please go to:

We look forward to your participation and your feedback on our new blogs property. We value our global community and members like you who make Friendster the success that it is!

If you have questions or need additional assistance, please contact Customer Support by clicking “Send us a Question” from our Help page.

The Friendster Blogs Team

The message from my inbox the other day. After some time, Friendster eventually migrated the blogs it used to offer from Typepad to WordPress Mu. Could it be another proof that WordPress is winning the blogging platform market against its closest rival, Movable Type?

Friendster members can avail of these advantages as a result by this move:

  • The ability by Friendster members to maintain a blog whereby anyone can comment. Commentators need not be logged in anymore before they can leave comments (i.e., anyone can leave comments is opted in the admin panel). Visitors can access the blog as well regardless of whether they have a Friendster account or not. This is especially true if you compare it to Multiply blogs, whereby one cannot leave comments unless he/she has a Multiply account;
  • Speed of rendering the blog pages;
  • Members can make use of the powerful WordPress import utility. Blogs from other platforms (e.g., blogger/blogspot, textpattern) can easily be imported into their Friendster WordPress blog.
  • Akismet anti-spam;
  • New blog designs to choose from; and
  • Easy export of blog posts and comments, should they ever decide to take blogging to the next level and register their own domain names.

I know there are still works underway, while it is yet new. Friendster could yet offer more themes considering the vast collection of WordPress themes in the community. And they could also offer plugins wherein members may have the option to turn on and off.

With this development, more members will probably more inclined into blogging. The step that could be in between before getting their own domain name.

Check out my Friendster blog: Way Back Into Blog.

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