Let’s look down to those neglected networking sites who couldn’t outbid their competitors in the race staying alive.
It was launched in the year 2002, with the initial name as HarvardConnection by Mark Zuckerberg’s Harvard classmates. It would have been alive if Mark Zuckerberg was a part of it and not Facebook.
9. The Hub
It was founded in 2006 by Walkart, a well-known supermarket. It was solely focused on teenagers to promote ‘School your way’ which was to act as to increase the sales of its products. It closed down after 10 weeks due to teens being uninterested in the same.
Founded in 2007 by David Wolf Rooney and Frances Valintine, iYomu targeted only the adults above 18 years of age. It was created with the hope to give adults all those benefits which other sites at that time didn’t provided. It was failed in June 2008 due to adults not wanting a different site for them.
It was founded by the founder of Monster.com, Jeff Taylor in 2006 as a platform for Baby Boomers and those above the age of 40 years to promote funeral advertisements, etc. However, it closed as it failed to gain needed attraction.
Started in 2002 as a social networking site and was successful in gathering enough visitors’ from Asia. But, it slowly lost its charm though it was re-launched in June 20111 as a gaming network. It is still active in South East Asia.
5. iTunes Ping
Launched by Apple in September 1, 2010 as a social networking site and recommended system for music. It allows users to follow their favorite musicians and artists, keep tabs on them and get informed about latest concerts, etc. it was discontinued in September 2012.
One of the most popular networking sites of 2008, founded by Ramu Yalamanchi in 2004, Hi5 is a typical social networking site which enables posting photos, updating status and messaging in groups, etc. Later, the feature of gaming was also added to it.
As the name conveys, it allows users to maintain a journal, blog or dairy of their own. It was founded in 1999 by American programmer Brad Fitzpatrick. It was used by political pundits of Russians as their medium of political commentary which led to its vulnerability. But, it is still keeping up with the controversies and keeping it afloat.
One of the popular sites of 225-2208, launched by Chris DeWolfe and Tom Anderson in 2003, MySpace deals with music especially the pop culture. With the introduction of new websites every year, it lost its significance.
Once the most popular social networking site, launched in 2014 by Orkut Buyukkokten, a Google employee was designed to be able to connect with their lost friends and relatives. It was most visited by the Indians and Brazilians. The site was closed down on 30th September, 2014 due to lack of privacy issues and others.
Besides, there are various other social networking sites that couldn’t see the light of the day.