Connect with us

Entertainment

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?

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)

Source: Rapple

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)

Source: Iksanika

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?

Like & Share This Post

Entertainment

Can You Spot All the Differences in These TV Frames?

You just really need to look closely.

TV shows and/or movies are basically made in frames. Each of these frames is captured in the most detailed way. And despite watching them over and over again, you will no longer be surprised by anything. Why? That is because it has already been pictured on your mind.

But what if these movie or TV show frames are altered or a certain element has been changed? Will you still be able to spot the difference? Will your mind be able to identify which one? And in any case, can you really tell? Check them out below!

...
Continue Reading

Entertainment

Former Playboy Model Reveals What Parties Were Like At the Playboy Mansion

“The nights may start off quite formal but by the end, people are going crazy.”

Ever wondered what parties were like at the Playboy Mansion? Sure, you have. The place, after all, has always had a wild yet mysterious reputation and most people simply couldn’t help but wonder what exactly happens within it’s premises.

Well no one is more qualified to tell us what its like inside the notorious mansion than someone who has actually been there and seen everything. Like former Playboy bunny Sarah Robertson.

...
Continue Reading

Entertainment

Barney the Dinosaur Actor Now Works as Tantric Sex Therapist

This gives new meaning to “I love you, you love me”.

Ever wondered where Barney the Dinosaur is right now? Well apparently, the man inside the suit has taken a massive career change after playing the beloved purple dinosaur from 1991 to 2001.

According to several reports we’ve gathered online, former actor David Joyner now works as a tantric sex therapist. He has since established a tantric massage practice and gets around 30 clients, charging them about $350 for a full 3-4 hour session.

...
Continue Reading

Like Us On Facebook

Trending