Watershed moment for Social Software (or What happens when Fakesters become Friendsters?)

Xeni Jardin of Silicon Alley Reporter/BoingBoing fame IMs us that Robert Smith of the Cure now has a Friendster page and that it is real!

If this it true it will, of course, turn the social software world on it’s head. Months ago Friendster started deleting fake celebrity profiles, known as “faksters” in social software circles. Perhaps the move was in order to make wrong for the real celebrities?

More importantly, does the creation of a Friendster page by an 80’s icon represent the nail in the coffin of their carrer or their rebirth. As Xeni, and Coffee Talk host Linda Richman, would say:”discuss amongst yourself.”

Robert even took the time to place five photos on his page:
http://www.friendster.com/user.jsp?id=107799

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