Video of the Day: Internet Archaeologists Find Ruins Of ‘Friendster’ Civilization


This is why we love The Onion: “Last month internet archaeologist Dr. Maxwell Fry stumbled upon the perfectly preserved ruins of an online community called Friendster.” It’s funny because it’s true. (For those of you who are too young to remember the Dark Ages before Facebook, Friendster started in 2002, as one of the earliest online social networks. The company’s popularity waned as MySpace exploded. Ironic, huh?)

On a side note, our favorite Friendster memory has to be the day that they randomly turned on this function that allowed users to see who had been stalking viewing their profile. That was awkwardly awesome.