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Asian Singer Broadcasts Online Concert Via Friendster Fan Profile

2007-07-19 09:42 669


Web Concert to Feature Malaysian Singer Karen Kong

SAN FRANCISCO, July 19 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Friendster today announced that it will broadcast the first ever Malaysian online concert, featuring singer Karen Kong. The concert will be broadcast in six episodes on Kong's Fan Profile on Friendster ( http://www.friendster.com/karenkong ). Friendster members can receive bulletins and messages regarding when each segment will be posted by becoming a fan of Kong on her profile.

"We are thrilled to work with Karen Kong and her management team to bring the world this exclusive event and to introduce Karen to millions of new fans online," said Jeff Roberto, marketing director at Friendster. "Karen Kong already has over 116,000 fans on Friendster, and this concert will continue to build her fan base. It'll further demonstrate the power of our network and the potential that Friendster Fan Profiles have in sharing and broadcasting content to millions."

Friendster is a leading global online social network focused on helping people stay in touch with friends as well as discover new people and things that are important to them. Friendster recently reached 24.7 million monthly unique visitors in May 2007 and serves over 230 million pages daily to a user base in more than 75 countries. Additionally, Friendster is a top-100 Web site in 17 countries on four continents* and has in excess of 46 million registered users.

Friendster recently launched Fan Profiles that enable entities such as musicians, artists, models, non-profits, athletes, Web sites and venues to build a fan base within the Friendster global community. Fan Profiles turn the power of the social network over to organizations and artists so they can better promote themselves online. Fan Profiles come with an extended set of promotional features such as mass e-mail capabilities, contact list management, unlimited fan base aggregation and more. Entities can request a Fan Profile by going to http://www.friendster.com/fanprofiles.

"Karen Kong is one of many using Friendster Fan Profiles to promote and share content on Friendster. She's the first Chinese female artist to launch a full Malay debut album in February of this year, and now she is the first Malaysian artist to perform a full concert online," said Fred Chong of Prodigee Media, director of Kong's record label.

Prodigee Media has booked Kong throughout Malaysia to promote her debut album titled "MULAKAN," which has since reached No. 1 on Malaysia's Tower Records album chart. Five tracks from the debut album have climbed to top spots on several popular radio charts, including "Cinta Hello Kitty," "Ku Tak Upaya," "Na Na Na Nada Cinta" and "Oh Kekasih!" Kong's recent hit "Akan" is currently flying high on the ERA and XFresh radio charts.

Besides performing, Kong will also serve as the host of her concert, sharing her "Unbreakable Spirit" experiences online in English, Malay and Chinese. "I believe in the 'Malaysia Boleh Spirit' and I hope that my story and my music can inspire fellow young Asians to follow their dreams - no matter what," said Kong. Kong's Unbreakable Spirit online live performance will run for 12 consecutive days. To watch the performance, please log on to Kong's Friendster page at http://www.friendster.com/karenkong .

About Friendster

With more than 46 million members worldwide, Friendster is a leading global online social network. Friendster is focused on helping people stay in touch with friends and discover new people and things that are important to them. Online adults, 18 and up, choose Friendster to connect with friends, family, school, social groups, activities and interests. Friendster prides itself in delivering a clean, user-friendly and interactive environment where users can easily connect with anyone around the world. Friendster has a growing portfolio of patents granted to the company on social networking, with more expected over the next several months. Headquartered in San Francisco, California, Friendster is backed by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Benchmark Capital, DAG Ventures and individual investors. For more information, visit: http://www.friendster.com.

*Alexa, June 2007

Media Contact:

Jeff Roberto

Tel: +1-415-972-1400

Email: press@friendster.com

Source: Friendster
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