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Friendster as recreated in the imagination of a Pinoy designer

Friendster as recreated in the imagination of a Pinoy designer

The youth of this generation definitely has a lot of options when it comes to social media. You have Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook for the big ones. But way back early 2000’s the craze was all about Friendster. Those were the times that most users get excited to customized their page and including the background music. Aside from that, some even nag their friends to compose a testimonial on their walls. Missing it already?

Photo from Lawrence Suzara’s Facebook

How Friendster would probably look if it survived until this day?

As a Pinoy designer named Lawrence Suzara reminisce about how Friendster was once the trending social networking site, he also reimagines its appearance if it is still active today. The 25-year-old designer shared the images on Facebook last Thursday which highlights the features of the said platform. This includes autoplay music, testimonials, and profile visit counters. However, they appear to have more sophisticated and sleeker designs compared to the original.

Photo from Lawrence Suzara’s Facebook

He wrote as the caption, “If Friendster, Asia’s grandfather of social networking, is still a thing in 2020.” According to the multimedia designer, if Friendster were alive today, he’d switch back to it in a heartbeat. Lawrence explained that he spent so much time with Facebook during the lockdown. He added, “Although the user interface is clean, especially with the new design update, I still found it boring. Also, my newsfeed has become toxic lately.”

Photo from Lawrence Suzara’s Facebook

The designer also mentioned that Friendster’s customizable features had a special place in his heart. Moreover, he shares that it was fun and everybody focused on making their profile pages beautiful, gather testimonials from real friends, and choosing the perfect music to autoplay that describes your personality. “No toxicity, just legitimate socializing”, as he summarizes.

Photo from Lawrence Suzara’s Facebook

How about you guys? Are you also feeling nostalgic about the times when Friendster still rocks as a platform?

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