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Friendster shoots the messenger

By Harry Fuecks



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Remember Friendster’s switch to PHP?

Well it seems Joyce Park’s reward for announcing the top secret switch from Java/JSP to PHP (and giving Friendster a bunch of free advertising) was firing.

Jeremy Zawodny sums it up…


Although I still can’t figure out the logic behind firing Joyce, as the “switch to PHP” annoucement was in no way damaging to Friendster, feels less-than-good to have been involved in the blogging frenzy that ultimately seems to have got her being fired.

Hopefully someone’s going to step in with a better job offer quick, given a resume that included books and work on mod_pubsub

Harry Fuecks is the Engineering Project Lead at Tamedia and formerly the Head of Engineering at Squirro. He is a data-driven facilitator, leader, coach and specializes in line management, hiring software engineers, analytics, mobile, and marketing. Harry also enjoys writing and you can read his articles on SitePoint and Medium.

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