5 FAILED

Social Media Sites Launched Before Facebook

Facebook, with close to 3 billion users, is now the world’s largest social platform.

Despite being quite late to the game after it was founded in 2004, Facebook still managed to overtake all of the platforms that came before it.

Here are 5 failed social networks that were launched prior to Facebook. Buckle up for a ride down memory lane!

Myspace was Facebook’s fiercest competitor by far. It took Zuckerberg more than 6 years until he surpassed Myspace’s 100-million strong user base.

MYSPACE

FRIENDSTER

Friendster was the world’s most popular social network in the early 2000s and is widely considered an industry pioneer.

Hi5

Hi5 boasted over 70 million users across Latin America, Europe, and Asia. Unfortunately, it never became popular in key markets such as the US.

ORKUT

Orkut aimed to revolutionize the social media landscape with unique features such as crush lists. It was particularly popular in Brazil and India.

Friends Reunited was a British social media site that focused on helping users to get in touch with old friends and family members.

FRIENDS REUNITED

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