Friendster-press Isn’t Pretty

Please do excuse me while I whine for whining is another way for me to be blatantly honest about my point of views. I didn’t log on to my Friendster for a long, long, looooooong time. The first thing I noticed was the blogs. My first reaction was “Huh, why does that look like wordpress?” You know, the default blue kubrick theme. At least it’s not the classic one (I swear, why is it still included with new installations?).

So I was curious and hit where it says ‘write blog’, and promptly laughed myself off when I saw the line on the address bar http://mylameblogtitle.blog.friendster.com/wp-admin/

So, yes, I was right. Friendster is using WordPress 2.5 (or below). Being a choosy person that I am, I can’t help but find the interface very very… not pretty in the least. The dashboard looks like this:

friendsterwp

Compared to the original WordPress:

oriwp2

I usually wouldn’t have minded about how it looks, but hey, even Greymatter was a lot prettier! Kubrick is ‘Friendster Default’. It’s not the look that I’m whining about. It’s the security. Friendster is currently full of random whores, sluts and bitches (am not apologising for the terms at all) sending messages and leaving testimonials here and there. It’s completely open to SPAMs.

No Akismet to save the day. No other filter plugins. Nada. No stats too. I couldn’t imagine someone who really wants to be heard using the blog, what’s with the non-friendly URLs and all. Who cares about services that shortens URLs? I’d say I’d rather have Blogger or WordPress.com. Ok, maybe not blogger, but still…

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2 comments

  1. Adila says:

    i agree wif you!
    frienster is having its downtime lol
    just google it you’ll get the way to hack people’s profile LOL

    how many times u get spam in ur comment? or u get friend request but it actually redirect you to some random selling website?
    totally annoying!!

    but anyway, myspace is a lot worse (waaay much sluts) haha

    for social networking, my choice would be facebook lol

    • Adlina says:

      I personally don’t care about their downtime anymore. Too many downs, not so much ups XD And yes, Myspace is so much more of a slut nest. Facebook is kinda cool. Used to work with the team before they pissed me off and I quit XD Maybe I should reopen it again, fron friends’ sake.

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