WELCOME TO PRENDSTER!
Prendster is an online Filipino community website. While this site targets mainly Pinoys and Pinoys-at-heart, visitors from all over the world are more than welcome to join the site. It is a full-fledged social networking site where users can:
* Post shout-outs/status updates on their own feed/timeline, as well as on their groups', pages' and friends' profile pages.
* Chat with their friends via the chat box.
* Upload & share photos, videos, and music.
* Create and/or vote on polls.
* Create and/or join groups and events.
* Create and like pages.
* Post blog articles.
* Exchange views on several topics via discussion forums.
* and more!
Prendster aims to be the one-stop niche online "tambayan" of people who want to take a break from the big social media sites.
Prendster.com went live on December 22, 2003. It was founded and maintained, albeit with limited resources, by Chad N. and Nikki DE. who were classmates in high school. Later on, they were joined by their fellow classmates Ed Gerard C., Joel T. and Sheryl Y. as moderators.
Prendster was initially intended just to spoof Friendster, the most popular social network site at the time, particularly in Asia. Yet, even with limited knowledge in web programming, they were able to develop Prendster into a social community site that featured online discussion forums, chat via IRC, web-based trivia quizzes, link directories and friendship system with testimonials. Its taglines read: "Gathering Filipinos online" and "Prendster cures boredom."
Prendster was one of the fastest growing Filipino social community websites during its active days. In May 2004, Prendster Mobile Edition was launched, allowing access to its services from supported mobile phones via WAP (Wireless Application Protocol). In October 2004, Prendster was featured on the now defunct news website, INQ7.net, a joint venture of the Philippine Daily Inquirer and GMA-7.
Unfortunately, in January of 2006, Prendster announced that it was going on hiatus, and in February that year, it went offline with the line, "Til we meet again."
On December 1, 2019, the new Prendster went live.