Why These Social Networks Failed So Badly

Kevin William David
Director of Community @angellist. No 1 Hunter on @product-hunt .
Why These Social Networks Failed So Badly

A look at the many failed social networks launched since 2002, including Friendster, Myspace, Bebo, ConnectU, Path, Yik Yak, Orkut, Google+, and Vine.

Steven Roussey
Founder @privicy; VP Technology @wag; Architecture, Platform, and Commerce @weebly; Firebug contributor; Founder @network54. Advisor. Investor. Hacker.

Almost makes me think that now is a good time to start a competitor again. Not me, but someone...

Kevin William David
Director of Community @angellist. No 1 Hunter on @product-hunt .

My favorite out of these social networks was @Path. Great idea and well-designed product. What's your favorite out of these?

@Kevin William David I've heard a lot of Path but I guess it was not that popular outside of the US, right?

My favorite was Vine from this list.

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Ryan Hoover
Product Hunt Founder and Weekend Fund Investor ☀️

Vine is the biggest misstep. TikTok's massive growth is evidence of this.

Daniel Levy
Corporate Innovation Consultant & Entrepreneur In Residence | Xoogler, BeOnDeck, Tech London Advocate, CreativeTech50 | Open to EiR, VC & COO / GM opportunities

@Kevin William David Great post! - One you missed was MOLI.com (Money and Living Social Network) which raised $30m and launched in 2006. I was involved in their UK operation. MOLI: Yet another social networking service … Show more

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MOLI: Yet another social networking service | ZDNet
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MOLI: Yet another social networking service | ZDNet
Kevin William David
Director of Community @angellist. No 1 Hunter on @product-hunt .

@Daniel Levy Interesting. Never heard of them before. Where they big in UK?

Daniel Levy
Corporate Innovation Consultant & Entrepreneur In Residence | Xoogler, BeOnDeck, Tech London Advocate, CreativeTech50 | Open to EiR, VC & COO / GM opportunities

@Kevin William David In the US they hit 1m users. In the UK, they had a small but growing user base before they pulled the plug.

Kai Gradert
Previously @angellist @producthunt @adobe @lightroom @google

Tribe was big in the Burning Man community before Facebook took over. I actually met my wife on Tribe. So there is that :-) Fun little trivia.