August 14, 2012

Multiply no more Social Network, says Hello eCommerce

Multiply is a social networking service with an emphasis on allowing users to share media – such as photos, videos and blog entries – with their "real-world" network. The website was launched in March 2004.


Well this is no more, Stefan Magdalinski, CEO of Multiply said in an announcement posted in the website on Tuesday. "We have decided to discontinue providing and hosting these services, as we have concluded that other Internet sites who are committed to social networking services will do a better job serving you than we can."

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Stefan said that Multiply will instead focusing on providing an e-commerce site, targeting 350 million consumers in its two biggest markets, Indonesia and the Philippines.

Multiply started as a Social Networking website just like the ill fated Friendster, they got both rundown by the ever popular Facebook.

Multiply tries to be the one-stop shop for a user's Web 2.0 experience. Its bid is enhanced by the capabilities with which it empowers its users. There is a blog module, of course, but beyond that, users can upload videos, and host them on their pages rather than on third-party pages

But in the Philippines, Multiply was never really used as a social network but more of a place where you call advertise your stuff that you want to sell.

Multiply users are advised to download their files, migrate them to other online services or let them be deleted by Multiply. The method for downloading the files will be announced soon. It will also refund any unused balance for premium users.

1 comment:

  1. I uploaded some videos on Multiply. How am I going to download them? :\