List of defunct social networking websites

This is a list of defunct social networking websites.

Name Description/Focus Registered users Registration
43 Things Goal setting and achievement 12,914[1] Closed on January 1, 2015 Microblogging
Avatars United Online games 22,686,225[2] Open French black community Open
Bolt Teen community website Open Those born 1956-1965 (baby boomers) Merged with another site
Boredat Anonymous social network for U.S. college students Shut down December 31, 2016
Capazoo 230,000 Open
Classical Lounge Classical music lovers Sold to investors 2009, closed 2011
eConozco Bought by Xing Open
FitFinder Anonymous UK student microblogging website. 322,113[3] Open
Formspring Social Q&A website 290,000,000[4] Open
FriendFeed Feed aggregator 1,683[5] Closed on October 2, 2007
Friends Reunited Social networking based upon the theme of reunion 1,210 (UK) Closed on February 26, 2016
Friendster Social networking website 279,801 (August 2017)[6] Closed on June 14, 2015
Google Buzz Social networking, microblogging and messaging tool that was developed by Google Discontinued December 15, 2011 and replaced by Google+ Discussion forums, sharing photos, links to cultural events in particular cities, the sale of property and job searches. 542,386 (April 2014)[7] Closed on July 1, 2012
Heello Social network service and microblogging Discontinued on June 24, 2014
Hyves Social (Dutch) 10,300,000 Closed in 2013; the Telegraaf Media Group announced it would reform Hyves from a social network platform to an exclusive gaming platform. All users had the ability to download their social profile. On December 1, 2013 all the non-downloaded accounts were removed.
iTunes Ping Music-oriented social networking and recommender system service Discontinued September 30, 2012
iWiW Hungarian social networking Discontinued on June 30, 2014
Jaiku Social networking, micro-blogging and lifestreaming service Bought by Google in 2007; closed in 2012
LunarStorm Swedish social networking website for teenagers It has been abandoned
Meerkat Broadcast live video streaming through mobile devices Discontinued on October 4, 2016
Me2day Microblogging and social networking service in South Korea Discontinued on June 30, 2014
Mobli Social mobile photo and video-sharing website Shutdown in 2016
Mugshot Social network aggregator from Red Hat, with compatible desktop software and an official Firefox plugin Open
Netlog Belgian social networking website specifically
Natter Social Network micro-microblogging Closed on July 29, 2016
Orkut First Social networking site by Google Closed on September 30, 2014 [8]
Piczo A social networking and blogging website for teens; bought by Posh Media Group Shutdown in November 2012
PlanetAll Social network, calendar and address site founded in 1996 purchased by in 1998 but closed down in 2000 1,500,000 Shut down on July 2, 2000
Posterous Blogging platform Shut down on April 30, 2013
Pownce Microblogging application (similar to Twitter) Shut down on December 15, 2008
Qaiku Micro-blogging and lifestreaming service comparable to Twitter and Jaiku Shut down on October 15, 2012 230,000 Open to previous members A content sharing platform for millennials, made by Microsoft FUSE Labs.[9] Closed in March 2017
Surfbook Early Dutch social networking service which closed in 2004. Alleged inventor of the Like button.[10]
Taltopia Online artistic community, connected aspiring artists with fans and talent industry professionals. Launched in Los Angeles, California on February 28, 2008. Last active sometime in 2014.
tvtag Social networking website and mobile app for television fans Shut down on December 19, 2013
Windows Live Spaces Blogging (formerly MSN Spaces) 120,000,000[11] Shut down on March 16, 2011.
Wretch Taiwanese community web site Shut down on 26 December 2013.
Yahoo! 360° Linked to Yahoo! IDs, closed everywhere except at Yahoo! Vietnam.[12] Open to people 18 and older (Yahoo! login)
Yahoo! Kickstart Linked to Yahoo! IDs. Connecting students & Alumni Open to students and alumni at specific colleges and universities (Yahoo! login)
Yahoo! Mash Linked to Yahoo! IDs. Closed. Open to people 18 and older (Yahoo! login)
Yahoo! Meme Microblogging site launched by the Yahoo Latin America team Discontinued on May 25, 2012
Yik Yak Allowed people to create and view discussion threads within a 5-mile radius Closed on May 5, 2017


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  2. Alexa Traffic Details for 27 July 2011
  3. Alexa Traffic Details for 23 May 2010
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  10. BBC News - Facebook sued over 'like' button, February 11, 2013
  11. Windows Live Spaces Fact Sheet - August 2006 Retrieved 3 May 2008
  12. Yang Decides To Shut Down Yahoo360 - "Worldwide uniques were 10.5 million in october, 2007, but that was down 22 percent from the year before." -- TechCrunch: October 23, 2007
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