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Friendster to open BPO in Philippines?

I got this from the grapevine but it’s worth talking about. Apparently, Friendster has been sending people into training for a BPO office here in the country. I got this one from the guy who told he runs the training center for them Friendster employees.

The BPO will be doing some web designing of sorts. I didn’t ask for details though I did ask if this was bloggable and he said yes.

What got me curious is the idea that Friendster doing BPO might seem odd and how would web designers came into the scene? Will it be an entirely different operation than that of Friendster Philippines? Will the designers cater in-house requirements of Friendter or is it for toher companies? If it’s for in-house, are they planning to deploy people to do Friendter Profile templates and sell them to users?

Doesn’t make sense. This one needs more digging. :D

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Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech with over 20 years of experience in the technology industry. He is one of the pioneers of blogging in the country and considered by many as the Father of Tech Blogging in the Philippines. He is also a technology consultant, a tech columnist with several national publications, resource speaker and mentor/advisor to several start-up companies.

9 Responses

  1. Avatar for bpo services philippines bpo services philippines says:

    It was the first time I heard about this. and I do not know how BPO relates to web design. But its nice to know that people do this to make our industry more prominent.

  2. Avatar for jhie jhie says:

    HI yuga! I’ve heard that Friendster Philippines is hiring people right now. And I’ve heard that its a homebased kind of job and that they pay well. Do you have any idea about this? If you do have information about this could you pls help me thanks a lot.

  3. Avatar for mister mister says:

    I need someone to manage my SAP accounting backoffice operations for my company.. who should I pick (think.. think.. think..) to manage it for me… IBM, Accenture, TATA hmm that’s right! I think I got it! Friendster consulting, what a brilliant idea!

  4. Avatar for Mike Abundo Mike Abundo says:

    Like we need more BPO shops in the Philippines. *rolls eyes*

  5. Avatar for Happy Happy says:


    Fascinated by the social networking phenomenon here in the Philippines. I’m pushing these types of web 2.0 strategies to all my clients — and Friendster, yahoogroups and Bryanboy (and Yugatech, of course) are proof in the pudding.

    Keep up the good work.

    – Bulletproofvest

  6. Avatar for spankyenriquez spankyenriquez says:


    the future friendster web designer is a participant in a corporate english class i’m conducting for her IT group.

    she’ll join up with the BPO next month “,

  7. Avatar for Joseph Ross Lee Joseph Ross Lee says:

    hahaha…. Where did you get the info? I didn’t know that friendster has a training center here.

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