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Friendster’s Facelift and Rumored Sale

Late last week there were rumors that the once wildly popular social network, Friendster, will soon be sold for a reported $100M. The social network, popular with 16-24 year olds in Southeast Asia has recently undergone a site transformation, perhaps prepping it for the big sale. SFGate.com reports, “We’ve responded to the needs and wants of our core user base, Asian youth,” said Friendster spokesman Jeff Roberto. “Friendster is dominant among the youth sector in Asia, and today, Asia represents the largest and fastest growing Internet and mobile phone user populations in the world.”

Roberto would not comment on a Reuters story that Friendster will be sold by the end of the year for more than $100 million to a firm based in Asia.

He said there were “inaccuracies” in the story, but declined to comment further citing company policy. CEO Richard Kimber told The Chronicle in October that Friendster hoped to find a “strategic partner” by the end of this year.

Learn more: Friendster undergoes “green” facelift, reported close to sale

H1N1 Swine Flu Social Media Tools Provided by CDC

Huliq.com reports that The CDC partnered with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services(HHS)to create social media tools that provide easy to access information about the ongoing H1N1 Swine Flu pandemic. Widgets, mobile information, online videos and other tools help keep important H1N1 Flu information flowing.

For links to these potentially life saving networks, please click here.

H1N1 Swine Flu Social Media Tools Provided by CDC