Friends Reunited relaunches for absolutely no reason

20 March 2012

friends reunitedFriends Reunited is to be relaunched, despite the fact everyone has already been reunited with their old chums on Facebook and Twitter. So what's the point?

Well, users have been promised access to a new photographic archive and "simple" privacy settings which put members "firmly in control". Basically, FR is a site that is like Facebook, but pretending to be nicer and more respectful of your online privacy.

The sites new owner, Brightsolid, have said the new site will provide a single place for users to share their memories. Memories like 'remember when ITV owned Friends Reunited' and 'remember Friends Reunited? No, me neither'.

The relaunch is based around "straightforward privacy", which allows users to store images and video privately and to share them and such. The site has signed agreements with the Press Association and photographic archive company Francis Frith, which will allow users to access 350,000 images which may be relevant to key moments in their lives.

Chris van der Kuyl, the chief executive of Brightsolid, said: "We're really excited about the opportunity to provide a uniquely nostalgic experience for the UK mainstream, that's not only entertaining and engaging, but powerful and lasting too. Nowhere else can you find a single place to search, collect and save the bigger, more important moments in your life, memories which, in today's digital world, are in danger of slipping through your fingers.

"We need to protect our precious and shared memories for longevity, which the new site enables you to do, or we're at risk of becoming the lost generation."

Lost generation? Jesus wept.

TOPICS:   Technology   Social Media   Privacy

18 comments

  • Kevin
    Francis Frith photos? Ah yes I remember being at school back in the 1850's!
  • Jesus
    I didn't weep. Are you calling me gay? My dad (and mystically myself) is God you know and He will fuck you right up just like he did to Jobs.
  • Dick
    Jesus wept ... because he was a member of Friends Reunited first time around.
  • Jesus
    I did not weep OK? There was a lot of sand about and it got in my eye - that all. It just proves I was a real human too (and also divine).
  • Simon
    I find it quite ironic that you can be a fan of this article on Facebook...
  • dai
    You almost wonder why they bothered exhuming the brand. FR1 and 2 died on their arses because you had to pay to be allowed to contact people - if people would remember anything about FR it is paying a fiver to mail that cute girl who sat next to you in maths in third year.
  • Sicknote
    Relaunched....? I thought they'd died a quiet death a few years ago....
  • Dick
    > if people would remember anything about FR it is paying a fiver to mail that cute girl who sat next to you in maths in third year. ... only to find it was someone else that had put in her details. The reason I registered was to stop anyone else registering using my name, and putting a large image with "I AM GAY" on it.
  • Dick
    I am gay though.
  • Mike H.
    The difference is probably, the friends you have on 'Friends Reunited', are REAL friends.
  • Mary H.
    Brightsolid? Sounds like a shit you have after a curry.
  • Balls
    Dick! I remember you! We used to sit next to each other in class, before you got married.
  • Dick
    Hi to the Balls twins, Good to hear you are still together. Do you still have that growth defect so that you still look like Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny Devito?
  • Dan
    @Dick Your definitely gay.
  • frostyfred
    This new site is absolute shite.Shite to understand,shite to navigate----it's just plain shite o.k.
  • Denise S.
    Give us friends reunited back, Ive lst loads of mates, what are you doing here, you have ruined everything
  • Ianpb
    Whoever is messing about with Friends Reunited has succeeded in completely wrecking it. It's impossible to navigate for starters, so I tried a search for me, and I don't appear (even though my account is active), neither does my brother, but my cousin does! I can't search down the year-list of names anymore either because that had been removed long ago too, as has the ability to send messages - if you can actually find anyone that is. Everything leads to nowhere. All the pack of incompetent idiots need do is to return it to its ORIGINAL state.
  • Benny
    I give it a couple of years more (max) and it'll go bust. It's just awful to navigate around.

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