Daily Archives: 2006.10.15


I just got a request for a new “friend” on Friendster. Does anyone still use them?

It’s gotta suck to be one of the early pioneers of something and watch the customers/users bypass you for something else. I was a member of Six Degrees ten years ago (or so); they were the first attempt at a social networking site around. Before Friendster, Orkut, or MySpace, there was Six Degrees. They shut down in 2000, after four years of no profit. Friendster is still around, but they turned down the Google offer of 30 million in 2003. Anyone think they’re worth more than a buck fifty today?