Social media has been around for quite a while now. Little did we notice that it has been two decades since its rise (together with the rise of internet). Different social media platforms actually came to existence either to supplement what other platforms don’t have, or to be a platform’s competition.
According to First Page Digital, social media is “an online platform used for social networking, content creation, and microblogging.” But as technology evolved, so did the purpose and definition of social media. Currently, social media could be defined as “a marketing tool for brands to expand their reach” on top of being a tool for networking.
That being said, it is understandable why some social media platforms did not survive. Some had their glory days and took a peak for quite a while and eventually just faded in the background. Others just launched and barely made it and never had the chance to become popular.
One big reason could be because they could not keep up with the demands of their users. Hence, everybody just left and migrated to other thriving platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and even Tumblr.
In this blog, we try to name a few of the most popular social media platforms back then that just wasn’t able to keep up and finally ceased to exist.