My name is danah boyd and I'm a Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research and the founder/president of Data & Society. Buzzwords in my world include: privacy, context, youth culture, social media, big data. I use this blog to express random thoughts about whatever I'm thinking.

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Friendster blogs (powered by Typepad)

I have no idea when Friendster launched Friendster blogs because i’ve been pretty far out of the loop, but Charlie noted them this morning. They are powered by Typepad and there’s a free option available (with ads of course). They’re all branded with Friendster’s logo at the top and have the Friendster domain. To update your Friendster blog, you have to log in. Plus, all Friendster blogs have easy links to your Profile.

Check out my new Friendster blog.

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14 comments to Friendster blogs (powered by Typepad)

  • The funny thing is that they have loads of friend/friendof data and don’t appear to be using it at all. It seems like a natural extension of a friendsterblog or photo album would be to use that information to customize privacy of entries. Allowing only N-degree contacts to see certain entries would make a lot of sense, but instead they only allow password and username protection for paid users.

    I can’t tell how this works, mostly because the description is written pretty clumsily:

    Control who sees your blog by password protecting all, or specific portions of your blog. Upgrade today to a paid Friendster Blogs account. Not ready to share your blog with the world or have a few special people you want to write to? If you upgrade to a paid Friendster Blogs account, you can password protecting your entire site, or individual blogs or photo albums. You can create unique username and password combinations for different areas of your site, and those with your friends and family

    The N-degree friend filter might even be an improvement on LiveJournal’s security settings.

  • In other news, Geocities reminded the Internet, “Even we are more culturally relevant than Friendster.”

  • On the flip side, Friendster also allows you to syndicate your blog (or presumably any site that has an RSS feed) to your profile. I noticed this a couple weeks ago and enabled it.

  • Friendster Blogs

    Per danah, Friendster blogs have been added as a new feature. The sites run on Typepad and include easy links to your Friendster profile….

  • Friendster’s got blogs?

    Apparently Friendster now offers a blog service which is powered by Typepad. I learnt this while reading this entry on danah’s blog. The funny thing is that I can’t find any mention of this on Friendster at all. Maybe it’s…

  • Chi

    How do you log back into the blog? I created one but see no link to it in the Friendster home page

  • sArAh

    ?????? friendster blogs ?????? ewan Q ??????

  • meilin

    I WAnna creat my blog….

  • johnel tecson

    my password

  • Jai

    I cant connect to my blog when I’m in school….
    Well its working but the problem is when I’m inside the school…

    Can you help me?
    Pwede gawin nyong anti-filter?

    I’m really bored during Computing Study class….
    I neede something to do…..

    Thank you….

  • On the flip side, Friendster also allows you to syndicate your blog (or presumably any site that has an RSS feed) to your profile. I noticed this a couple weeks ago and enabled it.

  • pretty april

    hi everybody how can i creat my friendster blog?

  • pretty april

    hi everyone really i dont know how to creat my friendster blog?

  • pretty april

    how can i creat my friendster blog