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Willyard, Cassandra
February 2012
New Scientist;2/18/2012, Vol. 213 Issue 2852, p45
The article discusses online social networks prior to Facebook and MySpace. Topics include an overview of Friendster, which was launched in May 2003, founder Jonathan Abrams's struggles with the use of fake profiles on Friendster as a result of the site's limitations on group web pages, and how Abrams's efforts to rid Friendster of fake profiles led to its failure.


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