There's a rumor of Google offering (again) to buy Friendster, but what could Google possibly gain from that? Plenty has changed since Google's first offer of $30 million. Five reasons that Friendster is a rotten piece of flipmeat.
|Friendster was fresh.||Friendster is dying.|
|No other network was this popular.||Myspace, Facebook, LinkedIn, Dogster, Tagged, Tribe, 43 People...|
|Especially not Google.||Orkut.|
|A healthy level of VC funding.||Bloated. And even the VCs know it.|
|Google still had room to buy stuff.||What have they bought in the last year? Dodgeball? Is that — oh, wait — oh, it's a social networking site? Well damn.|