July 28, 2008

Friendster Mobile in Local Language

By Siti Syameen Md Khalili

* THE Friendster Mobile site (m.friendster.com) is now available in Malay.

According to Friendster Inc's marketing director Jeff Roberto, there are over four million visitors to Friendster.com a month from Malaysia as of April this year, and this translates into 27 per cent of Malaysia's 15 million Internet users.

"Many Friendster users are multi-lingual, and 32 per cent of them have friends in different countries. With the Friendster platform being accessible in multiple languages, including Malay, users can cross borders and get more of their friends to join their network."

Malay as a language choice on Friendster has been available in beta since May 22. About 100,000 users per day now use Friendster in Malay, and they are doing so at a rate of over 40 million pages per month.

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