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8 Social Media Sites That Didn’t Survive The Test of Time

Want to take a look at the days before Facebook and Instagram took over the social media scene?

Mich Escultura

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Not all social media sites were created to be as long-standing as Facebook. Here’s a look back at all the other social media sites that either didn’t stand the test of time or didn’t live up to the demands of its users.

Warning: Some of these may trigger memories of your embarrassing teenage emo/hip-hop/boyband phase. Proceed with caution.

#1. Friendster (Inactive since June 14, 2015)

Friendster (Inactive since June 14, 2015)

Ah, good old Friendster with its testimonials, friend list limit, and connectivity with anyone and everyone (even your creepy high school stalker). In its later years, you could even customize your page with fancy cursors, glittery gifs, and even music!

#2. MySpace (Rebranded as of 2011)

MySpace (Rebranded as of 2011)

If you went through a phase where the music you were into would dictate your lifestyle, you probably had a MySpace account. It was filled to the brim with music junkies, kids tinkering with HTML, and of course, Tom Anderson, the founder of MySpace as your first friend.

#3. Multiply (Inactive since May 31, 2013)

Multiply (Inactive since May 31, 2013)

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Were you that friend who had a borderline decent camera on your phone or a 2 megapixel digicam? Then you probably used Multiply as your photodump. Sadly, the image-heavy site was eventually transformed into an e-commerce site that wasn’t as popular with many users.

#4. LiveJournal (Active but no longer as popular)

LiveJournal (Active, but no longer as popular)

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LiveJournal was a fanfiction haven for anyone with a fandom from the late 1990s to early 2000s. Writers thrived on the text-heavy format of LiveJournal and it became a great online platform for people with shared interests.

#5. Plurk (Active but majority of its traffic is from Taiwan)

Plurk (Active, but majority of its traffic is from Taiwan)

Plurk is a real-time microblogging site with a 210-character limit. Sounds like a popular social media platform you know? Yep, it was definitely overshadowed by Twitter, hence Plurk’s decrease in popularity.

#6. Xanga (Active as Xanga 2.0)

Xanga (Active as Xanga 2.0)

Xanga is like the artsy lovechild of Multiply and Twitter. Through Xanga graphic designers and photographers would share images and it eventually allowed for microblogging. However, due to the uploading limit and numerous plagiarism complaints by users, it eventually faded away into the background.

#7. DeviantArt (Active though overshadowed by other portfolio sites)

DeviantArt (Active, though overshadowed by other portfolio sites)

If you had any skills with drawing, had a scanner, or knew your way around Photoshop by the early 2000s, you may have had a DeviantArt account. Today, DeviantArt is still going strong, though its format is overshadowed by more professional-looking sites like Behance and Artstation.

#8. Vine (Discontinued by Twitter in 2016)

Vine (To be discontinued by Twitter in 2016)
Vine was an instant success that allowed users to share 6-second looping videos via other social media sites. It was a stepping stone for many now-famous internet celebrities.

Which of these sites did you use when they were in their prime? And which sites that are still popular today do you predict will soon be included in this list?

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Potterheads, Cast Magic Spells Using Google and Your Smartphone!

For a limited time, Harry Potter fans can cast magic spells using their Android smartphones. Check this out!

Mika Castro

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For true blooded Potterheads, being able to cast spells is one of our greatest fantasies. Imagine saying "Lumos" and having your path lighted instantly on a dark gloomy night. Or how about muttering "Silencio" to go on stealth mode. You know, because we solemnly swear that we are up to no good. Wink, wink!

Well, for a limited time you can do just that with your Android smartphone.

Google and Warner Bros, the film outfit releasing the upcoming movie "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them", put out delightful treats for Potterheads everywhere and the first one is being able to cast spells using our phones!

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12 Badass Movie ‘Facts’ Debunked

You will never see movies the same way again!

Mark Andrew

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As entertaining as it might be to watch your favorite blockbuster films, you really wouldn’t want to be gullible enough to believe everything you see on the big screen (or your TV screen, perhaps – your choice!).

Sure, there are movies that are obviously crafted out of the filmmakers’ wild imaginations such as fantasy (Lord of The Rings, Harry potter, etc), science fiction (Star Wars, Avatar), and the countless superhero flicks that we have these days (Iron Man, Man of Steel).

It remains a fact, however, that even the most fantastical flicks have some elements of truth in them. Still, you want to view certain things with skepticism so as not to be deceived by some lies.

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79-year-old Grandpa Creates the World’s First Electricity-free Amusement Park!

This grandpa created an amusement that runs solely on muscle power and gravity!

Mich Escultura

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Some of us are truly children at heart and nothing proves that better than this 79-year-old man who has created the first electricity-free amusement park in the world.

Bruno Ferrin looks like your typical lovable grandpa. But behind his friendly face is a physics and engineering genius who has spent his time and energy creating an electricity-free amusement park that kids can enjoy for free!

Bruno Ferrin conceptualized and created all the rides in his amusement park.

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