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.

By Howard Wen, Network World |  Internet, AltaVista, mapquest

Photobucket

Alexa Global Traffic Rank: 153

Like Myspace, Photobucket was founded in 2003 and shares a similar Alexa Global Traffic Rank. Frankly, we’re surprised this personal photo sharing site has lasted as long as it has, considering its dull design layout and awkward user interface, compared to competitors like Flickr. What probably has ensured its continuing longevity is the partnership with Twitter that Photobucket, Inc. managed to secure in June 2011 to make Photobucket the default photo-sharing platform for the popular micro-blogging service.

Originally published on Network World| Click here to read the original story.

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