Millions of fans poured into the streets in celebration late last week, when the social networking megasite Friendster.com was awarded a patent on managing real-life relationships. Until now, relationships have been difficult to maintain – with no effective friendship tool firmly in place. With the Friendster patent, suddenly that task has become a lot less daunting.
No longer will the phone break-up suffice; people must now go through Friendster to start and stop any kind of relationship. Friendster executives, knowing what’s best for humankind, have vowed to sue the pants off of any friend who thinks they can manage friends without going through Friendster – this includes every aspect of any friendship, either online or in the living room.
On the same day, Friendster announced joint ventures with leading dictionary publishers to officially change the spelling of the word “friend” to “friendster” just to show how serious they are about running your friendships.