A look at the many failed social networks launched since 2002, including Friendster, Myspace, Bebo, ConnectU, Path, Yik Yak, Orkut, Google+, and Vine.
Almost makes me think that now is a good time to start a competitor again. Not me, but someone...
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.
Vine is the biggest misstep. TikTok's massive growth is evidence of this.
@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
@Daniel Levy Interesting. Never heard of them before. Where they big in UK?
@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.
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.