7:00 AM 'Internet archaeologist' discovers the perfectly preserved ruins of a once vibrant, but primitive, online civilization

Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor

December 18, 2009

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Digging Up 'Friendster'

7:00 AM -- Dr. Maxwell Frey's got nothing on Indiana Jones, but the "Internet Archaeologist" has uncovered the perfectly preserved ruins of "Friendster," a primitive online civilization that is believed to have vanished from the face of the Web in "mid-to-late 2004 A.D.":

Internet Archaeologists Find Ruins Of 'Friendster' Civilization

— Jeff Baumgartner, Site Editor, Cable Digital News

About the Author(s)

Jeff Baumgartner

Senior Editor, Light Reading

Jeff Baumgartner is a Senior Editor for Light Reading and is responsible for the day-to-day news coverage and analysis of the cable and video sectors. Follow him on X and LinkedIn.

Baumgartner also served as Site Editor for Light Reading Cable from 2007-2013. In between his two stints at Light Reading, he led tech coverage for Multichannel News and was a regular contributor to Broadcasting + Cable. Baumgartner was named to the 2018 class of the Cable TV Pioneers.

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