Friendster is the early social network that inspired MySpace, Facebook and others and long ago lost its luster in the US after its servers failed to support a surge in popularity around 2004 and 2005.But don’t tell Google cofounder Sergey Brin! Apparently the guy still uses the site.
The New York Times, reporting from the Sun Valley mogul-fest, writes, “Mr. Brin said that he still had an active account on Friendster, the after-ran social network. It helped remind him of a friend’s birthday, as a matter of fact.”
It makes some sense that Sergey would have a Friendster account; Google considered buying the site back in the day and he probably had to do due diligence.
But “active”? Serge! Get with the times! You’re supposed to have a Diaspora account now!