Friendster Now Available in Tagalog
Over 90 Million Tagalog Speaking Filipinos Globally Can Now Use Friendster To Keep in Touch with Friends and Family
Friendster.com now fully supports 11 languages – English, Bahasa Indonesian, Chinese (both Simplified and Traditional), Japanese, Korean, Malay, Spanish, Tagalog, Thai and Vietnamese. These languages represent over 70 percent of the world’s Internet users, or approximately a billion Internet users in total. Friendster’s mobile site m.friendster.com supports 7 languages – English, Bahasa Indonesian, Chinese (both Simplified and Traditional), Malay, Korean and Tagalog.
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“Friendster in Tagalog gives even more Filipinos a reason to get started online and join their friends and family on Friendster. And, for those Filipinos who don’t have regular access to a computer, they can join and enjoy Friendster via their mobile phone by visiting the m.friendster.com mobile site. We look forward to welcoming millions of Tagalog speakers to the Internet and to Friendster,” said Jones.
Users can set their language of choice on Friendster several ways through links at the top right of every page of the Friendster.com website, the “Settings” link at the website or mobile site, or the Languages link at the bottom of the homepage of the mobile site at m.friendster.com.
Friendster also announced today the ability for advertisers to target ads on Friendster based on the language preference of the Friendster user. With this new enhancement, advertisers can choose to target ads on Friendster via geographic location, age, gender and/or language preference. In
Tagalog is spoken by more than 64 million Filipinos, or about 70 percent of the total population in
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Friendster is a top 20 global website in the world in terms of traffic, serving over 19 billion page views a month.**** Friendster is also the leader in “user engagement” among the top five global social networks, with users spending an average of 190 minutes per visitor per month on www.friendster.com.****
With more than 95 million members worldwide, Friendster is a leading global online social network. Friendster is focused on helping people stay in touch with friends and discover new people and things that are important to them. Online adults, 18 and up, choose Friendster to connect with friends, family, school, social groups, activities and interests. Friendster prides itself in delivering an easy-to-use, friendly and interactive environment where users can easily connect with anyone around the world via www.friendster.com or m.friendster.com from any Internet-ready mobile device. Friendster has a growing portfolio of patents granted to the company on social networking, with more expected over the next several months. Headquartered in
*comScore Media Metrix, Worldwide Data,
**http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tagalog_language Results from the 2000 Census of Population and Housing: Educational Characteristics of the Filipinos, National Statistics Office
***Opera State of the Mobile Web Report,
****Google Analytics and Friendster Internal Data,
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