KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Social networking site Friendster says it will soon undergo a major revamp by deleting nearly a decade's worth of user photos, blog entries and other information.

A company official based in Singapore says this is an effort to launch services that Facebook has not provided.

Friendster sent emails to about 40 million members over the past week to inform them of the changes so that they can save their pictures and information on other sites by May 31.

Friendster representative Nor Badron said Thursday that the website, which was bought by Malaysian tycoon Vincent Tan last year, plans to offer gaming, music, deal purchases and online shopping.

Friendster began in 2002 and was a dominant global player in social networking before Facebook's success. (AP)