With Facebook becoming more and more popular each day. I think Friendster is having difficulty of competing with Facebook in the past couple of days.

Recently, my wife Ariane already joined to Facebook and enjoying the games in their. I joined Facebook before just to have my Facebook address but not really into networking stuff.  What really hook people with Facebook? Number one for me is games or technically called as apps. With a whole lot of games and other apps for leisure you really have to get into it. I won't be discussing more of Facebook's features here (maybe in the next posting).

As of this posting, Facebook is on second place of top 500 sites based on Alexa (). See listings below. Youtube is even at the fourth place. (I think people are just embedding videos to their Facebook )




  1. Google
    google.com
    Enables users to search the Web, Usenet, and images. Features include PageRank, caching and translation of results, and an option to find similar pages. The company's focus is developing search technology.






  2. Facebook
    facebook.com
    A social utility that connects people, to keep up with friends, upload photos, share links and videos.







  3. Yahoo!
    yahoo.com
    Personalized content and search options. Chatrooms, free e-mail, clubs, and pager.






  4. YouTube
    youtube.com
    YouTube is a way to get your videos to the people who matter to you. Upload, tag and share your videos worldwide!






  5. Windows Live
    live.com
    Search engine from Microsoft.






  6. Wikipedia
    wikipedia.org
    An online collaborative encyclopedia.






  7. Blogger.com
    blogger.com
    Free, automated weblog publishing tool that sends updates to a site via FTP.






  8. Microsoft Network (MSN)
    msn.com
    Dialup access and content provider.






  9. Baidu.com
    baidu.com
    The leading Chinese language search engine, provides "simple and reliable" search experience, strong in Chinese language and multi-media content including MP3 music and movies, the first to offer WAP and PDA-based mobile search in China.






  10. Yahoo!カテゴリ
    yahoo.co.jp
    有料審査制のディレクトリ。ウェブサービスの形でAPIを公開。
     


In reality, Friendster is not really popular globally but here in the Philippines it is really on top ten but Facebook is number one. On August 15 this year, Friendster came up with the idea Pinoy Friendster Day which maybe successful (Sorry I don't have time reading news about its success). because a lot of Friendster fans did commit to attend and enjoy the concert.

See figure below for Top 20 sites in Philippines as of this posting.

The sites in the top sites lists are ordered by their 1 month alexa traffic rank.

The 1 month rank is calculated using a combination of average daily visitors and pageviews over the past month. The site with the highest combination of visitors and pageviews is ranked #1.

  1. Facebook
    facebook.com
    A social utility that connects people, to keep up with friends, upload photos, share links and videos.


  2. Yahoo!
    yahoo.com
    Personalized content and search options. Chatrooms, free e-mail, clubs, and pager.




  3. Friendster
    friendster.com
    Friendster is a leading global social network emphasizing genuine friendships and the discovery of new people through friends. Search for old friends and classmates, stay in better touch with friends, share photos and videos, and so much more.





  4. YouTube
    youtube.com
    YouTube is a way to get your videos to the people who matter to you. Upload, tag and share your videos worldwide!



  5. Google
    google.com.ph
    google.com.ph



  6. Google
    google.com
    Enables users to search the Web, Usenet, and images. Features include PageRank, caching and translation of results, and an option to find similar pages. The company's focus is developing search technology.




  7. Blogger.com
    blogger.com
    Free, automated weblog publishing tool that sends updates to a site via FTP.



  8. Wikipedia
    wikipedia.org
    An online collaborative encyclopedia.



  9. Multiply
    multiply.com
    Users can create, share and discuss blogs, photos, videos and music with others as well as post reviews of movies and books, or share a calendar of events.





  10. Twitter
    twitter.com
    Social networking and microblogging service utilising instant messaging, SMS or a web interface.


  11. Photobucket image hosting and photo sharing
    photobucket.com
    Provides image hosting for auctions, live journals, blogs, message boards, personal websites and online photo albums. Reliable, fast and very simple to use.




  12. Y8
    y8.com
    Y8.com has Free Online Mini Games in both Flash and Shockwave as well as Flash Fun Animations.



  13. Sulit.com.ph
    sulit.com.ph
    Free classified ads with browseable categories.



  14. WordPress.com
    wordpress.com
    Free blogs managed by the developers of the WordPress software. Includes custom design templates, integrated statistics, automatic spam protection and other features.




  15. Microsoft Network (MSN)
    msn.com
    Dialup access and content provider.


  16. Flickr
    flickr.com
    Picture galleries available with chat, groups, and photo ratings.



  17. Tagged
    tagged.com
    Tagged.com is one of the top social networking sites in the world.






What make me entitled my post Friendster will be closing soon? In fact they are still on top ten and position at top 4. Well, it's just my personal observation. People around me in about many months now are just talking about Facebook, Mafia wars, Vampire wars, Farm Town, Farm Ville blah blah blah..I bought a new friend to my Facebook etc etc etc.

I'm not against with those stuff in fact I'm happy people are enjoying what they're doing maybe sooner or later i'll be back playing with my Farm town again hehe.. Anyway, let's enjoy what Facebook offers but not overdo it.

Credits: Top listings source is Alexa.

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