10 web sites that time forgot

When was the last time you posted a pic on PhotoBucket? Did a search on AltaVista? Or updated your Myspace page? In the online world, sites that were once the rage can quickly fall out of fashion. But they don’t die; they linger on in a kind of cyber-limbo.

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Before GPS became widely available, and before Google got into the mapping biz, the go-to for finding your way around the streets of the real world was MapQuest. The site has been in existence for over 16 years, and since 2000 has been owned by America Online, Inc. MapQuest entered a partnership with OnStar in April 2007, which lets OnStar subscribers plan their driving routes on MapQuest and then use them on OnStar’s navigation service. MapQuest launched an open-source mapping project, OpenStreetMap, in July 2010.

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