In Pictures: Ahead of their time, 9 technologies that came too soon

Sometimes you build it, and they end up not coming

2003: Friendster Remember the Great Friending of 2003, when everyone sent out Friendster Friend requests trying to amass the biggest list? Remember how once you finished your profile, there wasn't much else to do? Friendster's buzz quickly died down, and we continued with our lives.

Friendster hasn't gone away, however. In 2011 it reinvented itself as a social gaming site that's hugely popular in Asia. Don't worry, Friendster hasn't deleted your user account or friendlist; you can still sign in using your existing email account and password.

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