Top 10 Social Media Sites That Failed

January 24, 2013 | By

Social media is huge now, and everyone is familiar with Facebook, Twitter and even LinkedIn. But many people don’t remember or have already forgotten large social media sites of the past (and some present) that have utterly failed. This infographic developed by entitled “Top 10 Social Media Sites That Failed” tells all.

Top 10 Social Media Sites That Failed Totally


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David Wallace is a search & social media marketer who lives in Anthem Arizona with his lovely wife. Interests & hobbies include all things Disney, roller coasters, musicianship and Christianity. Follow +David Wallace on Google + as well as Twitter.

Comments (7)

  1. francesco

    G+ a failure? LOL

  2. Cori

    Google+ isn’t necessarily a failure, as it’s still going and it does have a considerable number of users. I think the issue is that laypeople think Google+ was Google trying to eclipse Facebook, but that’s not the case. Google+ isn’t about social networking, it’s about adding a social aspect to the entire internet via Google’s other pursuits. Ever heard of the Google search engine, Gmail, or Google Docs? They’re kind of a big deal.

  3. Hi David, I totally agree with this info in infographics, but I don’t think so, that G+ failed. I am using G+ for promoting my business and I am getting not huge but handsome traffic from there. Its recently launched Google+ community feature is awesome and very useful anyway. Let see what other expert says….

  4. David I think you need to reword this infographic because “Failed Totally” implies none of these networks were EVER successes which is completely false as evidenced by the many that showed multiple years of incredible traffic and success.

    I certainly disagree with Google+’s dismissal because it fits a different mold and it is still growing and will continue to grow.

    Other than that it looks pretty ;-)

  5. Ah wait, I take it back. It is only the post that says “Totally” failed. The infographic has it right. My bad :-D

  6. Yeah, I don’t think Google+ should necessarily be grouped with the others although my guess if that the infographic creator is implying that they have yet to unseat Facebook and I don’t think they ever will.

  7. David Quaid

    Hi David,

    w.r.t to the infographic:
    Google+ are bigger than twitter – ostensibly because they are backed by Google but also because its easy to use. You can access Google+ from Gmail, Apps, Youtube, in fact any Google signed-in Window, including Google+ and mobileGoogle+.

    Both Facebook and twitter are walled gardens.

    I dont see the comparison that Google+ is a Facebook competitor. I do however see huge problems for twitters 2013/14 IPO.

    You dont think that Google can unseat Facebook. Is this from I went forward 20 years and came back, “I dont want it to happen because (tick where appropriate) [ ] I dont like google [ ] I have a USP selling Facebook predictions” ? or something else?

    I dont understand how people can put themselves in an ivory tower and tell people how everything is and should be.

    As Google+ has rocketed past twitter in less than 2 years – even if it had only compared to twitter/fb when they were of the same age – its way ahead.

    Google have done the impossible before: Unseated Yahoo, Bing (Live), Firefox, Apple iOS and massively displaced Internet Explorer, Windows O/S, Officeware, Hotmail.