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Make New Friendster, But Keep The Old: Your Embarrassing Profile Data Will Be Deleted On May 31

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Friendster, a key evolutionary step in the creation of a social media species, fell victim to natural selection with the advent of MySpace which in turn drifted from favor in the shadow of its successor, Facebook. In an attempt to adapt to its new surroundings, Friendster will be transforming the site beginning with a total obliteration of existing user data as it morphs more fully "into an entertainment hub focused on games and music for Asian users," reports Wired.

Basic profiles and friend lists will remain in tact, but photos and messages are getting the ray gun on May 31. Personal archivists are encouraged to use Friendster's exporter application before the May funeral to retain a version of their online former selves. That also means you have only a few dozen days left to snoop on everyone's old profile that they forgot still exists.

Activating time machine.... now.