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Dead Social Media Platforms You Wish Were Still Around 

Elise Hennigan
Updated December 5, 2018 2.4k votes 366 voters 8.8k views 24 items

List Rules Only social media sites and apps that are no longer operating. Vote up the sites you miss.

While failed social media platforms tanked for a reason, the reverse is also true. They once had an appeal that made them popular, so there are naturally some defunct social media sites people miss. Even dead sites that have been successfully replaced by newer, more innovative platforms still retain some nostalgic appeal. 

The internet moves fast, so it's common for beloved platforms to get usurped. Vine was doomed to failure when YouTube became the go-to video sharing site. Friendster was a pre-Facebook and MySpace social network that was revolutionary at the time, but faded as similar sites rose. When it comes to failed social media sites, basic party rules apply. To avoid missing out, you join in on the fun by downloading the app. But no one wants to be that socially awkward guest who leaves last, so you drop off when your friends do. 

Vote up the sites you miss below! 

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Vine is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Dead Social Media Platforms You Wish Were Still Around
Vine
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Yik Yak is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Dead Social Media Platforms You Wish Were Still Around
Yik Yak
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Google+ is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Dead Social Media Platforms You Wish Were Still Around
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Friendster Inc. is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Dead Social Media Platforms You Wish Were Still Around
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FormSpring is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Dead Social Media Platforms You Wish Were Still Around
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Yahoo! Buzz is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Dead Social Media Platforms You Wish Were Still Around
Yahoo! Buzz
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iTunes Ping is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Dead Social Media Platforms You Wish Were Still Around
iTunes Ping
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Yahoo! 360° is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Dead Social Media Platforms You Wish Were Still Around
Yahoo! 360°
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Google Buzz is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Dead Social Media Platforms You Wish Were Still Around
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Piczo is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Dead Social Media Platforms You Wish Were Still Around
Piczo
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Bolt is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Dead Social Media Platforms You Wish Were Still Around
Bolt
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Orkut is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Dead Social Media Platforms You Wish Were Still Around
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Meerkat is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Dead Social Media Platforms You Wish Were Still Around
Meerkat
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Friends Reunited is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Dead Social Media Platforms You Wish Were Still Around
Friends Reunited
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FriendFeed is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Dead Social Media Platforms You Wish Were Still Around
FriendFeed
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Windows Live Spaces is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Dead Social Media Platforms You Wish Were Still Around
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43 Things is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Dead Social Media Platforms You Wish Were Still Around
43 Things
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SixDegrees is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Dead Social Media Platforms You Wish Were Still Around
SixDegrees
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Peach is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Dead Social Media Platforms You Wish Were Still Around
Peach
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Pownce is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Dead Social Media Platforms You Wish Were Still Around
Pownce
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Eons is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Dead Social Media Platforms You Wish Were Still Around
Eons
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Heello is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Dead Social Media Platforms You Wish Were Still Around
Heello
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FitFinder is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Dead Social Media Platforms You Wish Were Still Around
FitFinder
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Capazoo is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Dead Social Media Platforms You Wish Were Still Around