Friendster and Google Video rattle the cloud


Friendster is giving users a month to grab their data before it's gone for good.

It's been a rough couple of weeks for the cloud. Google abruptly announced users had a month to download content from Google Video before it would be nuked from orbit, enabling the service to transition to search alone; a subsequent about-face with a YouTube-migration option did little to calm people's nerves about the long-term reliability of content hosted on popular third-party services. And now Friendster is completing its transition to a streamlined gaming network by dumping users' profiles, photos, messages, blogs and shoutouts. But at least Friendster is providing export from the start, courtesy of an app; users have until May 31 to grab their content.

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