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

Myspace

Alexa Global Traffic Rank: 158

Founded in 2003, this is the social-networking site that started it all, became a cultural phenomenon, and then fizzled out, thanks in large part to Facebook. Yet Myspace today still pulls in a very respectable rank on Alexa. (It pales in comparison to Facebook, which has an Alexa Global Traffic Rank of “2.”) The most recent news is that Myspace was sold in June 2011 to a company backed by Justin Timberlake for $35 million, and is expected to relaunch later this year as an entertainment media hub that will incorporate its social networking aspects.

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