Friendster, Inc. announced that it is now available in Malay, allowing its users and visitors a greater choice of languages with which to navigate the site, enter content and use Friendster’s complete set of social networking features. There are 15 million Internet users in Malaysia and Malaysians around the world.
Friendster now fully supports nine languages â€“ English, Malay, Vietnamese, Indonesian, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Spanish. These languages represent over 70 percent of the world’s Internet users, or almost a billion Internet users in total.
In Malaysia, Friendster has over 4 million monthly unique visitors to Friendster.com as of April 2008. It is the most popular online social network in Malaysia, according to a recent analysis of industry data.
I still think that Friendster is failing in keeping up with other social networks, like MySpace and Facebook. A focus outside the U.S. is a good move, however.