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Social networking pioneer Friendster has been suspiciously quiet since being acquired by Malaysia's MOL Global in 2009 for around US$40 million, but users will at least be paying attention on May 31 when their data will be erased. The site, which launched in 2002 and was hot in Asia until Facebook stole its thunder, has told …

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"it will be wiping all existing data on user profiles...

"...including photos, posts, and rants."

Wow! So if you were on Friendster and you posted something you later regret, it *will* actually disappear from the Interwebs instead of being there in perpetuity as per the policy of certain other social networking sites...!

(Deleted and reposted for an egregious typo of "their" instead of "there"!)

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spam to email given to friendster

I gave friendster a unique email address that I never used anywhere else. I have a personal domain name so I can create as many email addresses as I like, although have it setup to receive email to any-and-all-usernames@mydomain.com is becoming an increasingly bad idea due to the flood of spam.

I havn't signed in to friendster in years, I got one yearly reminding me of a friends birthday, which was useless because he gave them a false date. A few months ago I started getting spam to the address I gave friendster. I always use TLS encryption for email so I doubt it's been sniffed in transit, I don't check email on public computers, I run antivirus software and browse porn inside virtual machines away from my email but I can't be completely certain that the spammers got that email address from friendster.

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"leverage on your online activities"

Oh, bugger off.

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Now is a good time

to just delete that old account.

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Maybe this will be Malaysia's version of...

South Koreas Cyworld....

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