Friendster is a social gaming site that is based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The company now operates mainly from three Asian countries; namely, the Philippines, Malaysia and Singapore.
It was previously known as a social networking website before the site was redesigned, the service allowed users to contact other members, maintain those contacts, and share online content and media with those contacts.
The website was also used for dating and discovering new events, bands, and hobbies. Users could share videos, photos, messages and comments with other members via their profile and their network.
It was considered one of the original and even the "grandaddy" of social networks. The service became popular in Southeast Asia and is a major site in that region of the world.
Facebook is a social networking service and website launched in February 2004, operated and privately owned by Facebook, Inc. As of February 2012, Facebook has more than 845 million active users.
Users must register before using the site, after which they may create a personal profile, add other users as friends, and exchange messages, including automatic notifications when they update their profile. Additionally, users may join common-interest user groups, organized by workplace, school or college, or other characteristics, and categorize their friends into lists such as "People From Work" or "Close Friends".
The name of the service stems from the colloquial name for the book given to students at the start of the academic year by some university administrations in the United States to help students get to know each other.
Facebook allows any users who declare themselves to be at least 13 years old to become registered users of the site
The truth is that we will still be most likely on Facebook and sites similar to it for the next ten years, unless of course some ground breaking strides in technology are made that totally change the way we think of social networking.
Some sites available now, such as MyCommunitE.com are attempting to change the way we think about online Social Networking and change it to a more personal, location based experience relying on the proximity rather than the relationship. It also allows user generated content and includes buying and selling features similar to that of Kijiji, eBay and the local newspaper. It also allows small businesses to create profiles and advertise coupons, similar to Groupon, the only down side being that it’s all proximity based but time will tell whether people will be interested in the neighbourhood mentality or not.