Friendster was one of the top pioneering social network sites on the planet, but it’s fallen on tough times since launching in 2002. Now the site is recommending options for users to export profile information {link no longer active}, like photos, blogs, comments and groups uploaded or created by its users because they are deleting it all on May 31.

“Our improved site is designed to create new profiles that allow you to connect differently with people and do things differently than other networking sites,” says the site. “Basically, the new site will complement your existing online presence in other social networking sites.”

Malaysian payments company MOL Global acquired Friendster at the end of 2009. Their plan for the site seems seems to be a greater focus on games and a look and feel specifically designed to appeal to the Asian market.

Ganesh Kumar Bangah CEO of MOL Global/Friendster recently declared that social media sites are being increasingly overshadowed by Facebook. Because of that, Friendster will leverage be repositioned as a social entertainment site for people to play games and music, and that it will leverage Facebook Connect.

Source: Tech Crunch