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Philippine Social Networking: Friendster, Multiply, and now … Facebook?

Almost everyone I know in this country has a Friendster account. When it came to storing photos the easy way online, people started to create Multiply accounts in order to mass upload photos as well as to be baited by the “who has viewed this page” feature which Friendster is now offering. I also don’t need to mention the fact that a lot of music downloads are happening through Multiply. It’s sorta like a static P2P service.

But is it just me or are more and more Filipinos signing up on Facebook? While Friendster is there as an institution, Multiply is there as a mass storage service. From the looks of it, Facebook is sorta like the latter with the added perk of being able to see what type of activities are going on between your contacts.

By Jayvee Fernandez

Jayvee Fernandez is a tech enthusiast and sitting Techbology Editor for The Philippine STAR.

He is also an EAN certified SCUBA Diver and underwater photographer based in Metro Manila, Philippines. His photos and videos have appeared in various international and local publications including Random House Germany, Discovery Channel Canada, and CNN.

4 replies on “Philippine Social Networking: Friendster, Multiply, and now … Facebook?”

I’m an online networking site freak. Well, I used to be. I signed up for facebook about a year ago and found it quite interesting. It’s different from other online networking sites in the sense that it gives you added “privacy” through the network thing capability. One good thing I got from facebook was that I got to know people from the same company I work for who are on the other side of the world.

But most sites nowadays offer the private view option. I think multiply is still way better.

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