If you have seen the new Friendster.com layout then you’ll be extremely surprise at how different it looks like, compared to just last week.
I remember filling out a survey about its ‘wallet’ feature, and telling them how I didn’t care about it, but now I’d like to tell them just how brilliantly designed the new layout is.
The colours are pleasing, the User Interface is intuitive and simple, and I think the best thing about it is that it is clutter-free!
Just take a look at the brand new login screen, which is what you get when you hit friendster.com.
Very modern, very web 2.0 indeed, and I like it a lot.
I can sense that Friendster is now targeting the younger generation, the hipper and more socially networked younger generation consisting of tweens and teenagers, and whom are largely Asians.
This has to go down as one of friendsters’ critical/major overhaul in its design after quite some time.
From a testimonial powered social networking website, and now into a ‘twitter-like’ social networking website, Friendster has definitely learned from the bigger boys like Facebook and Linkedin.
Upon logging in, you’ll find your ‘twitter’ page and this new layout should accelerate Asians’ acceptance of twitter as a networking form — though unlike twitter, the word limit here is just under 250 characters.
Rest assured the old friendster that you’ve gotten used to is still around, lurking within your ‘Profile’ page, which contains your old wall and stuffs.
Anyway as I mentioned earlier, there’s a new offering on display if you can find it, and it’s called ‘Wallet’, which is like a security feature of Friendster.
Nevertheless it’s not something that I’d use that often, as the games and apps on offer don’t really tempt me much, but the younger generation of kids should be impressed with it.
So what left me the most impression in this new wave of changes?
The Friendster logo — very friendly right? (Saw that smiley at the end?)