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Friendster

  1. 1. You and 3,255,620000 of your closest friends By JiMin Sung
  2. 2. Jonathan Abrams <ul><li>Predicted birthday: </li></ul><ul><li>February 26 th , 1972 </li></ul><ul><li>Computer Programmer </li></ul><ul><li>McMaster University </li></ul><ul><li>in Canada </li></ul><ul><li>B.S. Computer Science </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is ? <ul><li>Created in March 2003 </li></ul><ul><li>Interconnection between internet users </li></ul><ul><li>Integration of offline and online worlds </li></ul><ul><li>Network with people as you could in real life </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>“ The Social Pioneer” ( Vanity Fair ) </li></ul><ul><li>“ Breakout Star of 2003” </li></ul><ul><li>( Entertainment Weekly ) </li></ul><ul><li>“ The World’s Top Young Innovator” </li></ul><ul><li>( MIT Technology Review ) </li></ul>Milestones & Awards for J. Abrams
  5. 5. <ul><li>A Judge for… </li></ul><ul><li>Stanford Entrepreneur’s Challenge Business Plan Contest </li></ul><ul><li>UC Berkeley Business Plan Competition </li></ul><ul><li>Stanford-Berkeley Innovator’s Challenge </li></ul>College Associate
  6. 6. <ul><li>A mentor for… </li></ul><ul><li>Global Social Venture Competition </li></ul><ul><li>Hass School of Business/Colombia Business School </li></ul>
  7. 7. His Life at the Current Stage <ul><li>Founder & CEO of Socializr Inc. (2005~ present) </li></ul><ul><li>- Internet Industry </li></ul><ul><li>Co-owner of Slide Nightclub (2006~present) </li></ul><ul><li>- Wine & Spirits Industry </li></ul>
  8. 8. Interesting Facts <ul><li>Foundation of Friendster led to creations of Myspace and Facebook </li></ul><ul><li>But it was surpassed by Myspace and Facebook </li></ul>
  9. 9. Personal Observation <ul><li>Online Communication ↑ </li></ul><ul><li>Internet-use efficiency ↑ </li></ul><ul><li>- It helped the world to develop as a global society </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>&quot;Friendster.&quot; Wikipedia . N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Nov. 2009. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Friendster>. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Jonathan Abrams.&quot; Linkedin . N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Nov. 2009. <http://www.linkedin.com/in/ jonathanabrams>. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Jonathan Abrams Bio.&quot; jabrams.com . N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Nov. 2009. <http://www.jabrams.com/ bio/>. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Google Image.&quot; Google Image . Google, n.d. Web. 25 Nov. 2009.      <http://images.google.com/imghp?hl=en&tab=wi>. </li></ul>Bibliography

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