List of defunct social networking websites

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This is a list of defunct social networking websites.

Name Description/Focus Registered users Registration
Avatars United Online games 22,686,225[1] Open
Bahu General, was popular in France, Belgium and elsewhere in Europe 1,000,000[2] Open to people aged 13–25
Bolt Teen community website Open
Capazoo 230,000 Open
eConozco Bought by Xing Open
FitFinder Anonymous UK Student Microblogging Website. 322,113[3] Open
Formspring Social Q&A website 290,000,000[4] Open
Hyves Social (Dutch) 10,300,000 Closed In 2013, the Telegraaf Media Group announced to reform Hyves from a social network platform to an exclusive gaming platform. All users had the ability to download their social profile. On December 1, 2013 all the not downloaded accounts were removed.
Mugshot Social network aggregator from Red Hat, with compatible desktop software and an official Firefox plugin Open
PlanetAll Social network, calendar and address site founded in 1996 purchased by Amazon.com in 1998 but closed down in 2000 1,500,000 Open
Pownce Microblogging application (similar to Twitter) Open
Sixdegrees.com 230,000 Open to previous members
Surfbook Early Dutch social networking service which closed in 2004. Alleged inventor of the Like button.[5]
Windows Live Spaces Blogging (formerly MSN Spaces) 120,000,000[6] Open
Yahoo! 360° Linked to Yahoo! IDs, closed everywhere except at Yahoo! Vietnam.[7] Open to people 18 and older, (Yahoo! login)
Yahoo! Kickstart Linked to Yahoo! IDs. Connecting students & Alumni Open to students and alumni at specific colleges and universities (Yahoo! login)
Yahoo! Mash Linked to Yahoo! IDs. Closed. Open to people 18 and older, (Yahoo! login)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Alexa Traffic Details for AvatarsUnited.com 27 July 2011
  2. ^ "Bahu's video player and one million users". fr.techcrunch.com. Retrieved 2008-07-20. 
  3. ^ Alexa Traffic Details for TheFitFinder.co.uk 23 May 2010
  4. ^ "Hackers release more than 420,000 Formspring passwords". BNO News. 11 July 2012. Retrieved 11 July 2012. 
  5. ^ BBC News - Facebook sued over 'like' button, February 11, 2013
  6. ^ Windows Live Spaces Fact Sheet - August 2006 Retrieved 3 May 2008
  7. ^ Yang Decides To Shut Down Yahoo360 - "Worldwide uniques were 10.5 million in october, 2007, but that was down 22 percent from the year before." -- TechCrunch: October 23, 2007