It’s time to feel the social media nostalgia with these 6 social networking sites where it used to rule over the Internet.
Facebook wasn’t always #1…
Social networking definitely took a giant leap comparing from the ’90s-era until today, where Facebook, Instagram and Twitter now reigned as social media giants. From when emo-selfies and punk rock backgrounds were the latest trends, these 6 OG social media platforms will surely make you go #relatable:
All hail to the first-ever social media to ever be introduced – SixDegrees.com. Having features like “bulletin board”, friends list and profiles, SixDegrees paved the way to the many successful social media that came after. SixDegrees was founded in 1997 and lasted till 2001.
Friendster was the ‘Facebook’ of the ’90s. Having thousands of gallery of the emo-selfies glory days. We’re pretty sure this is where the art of selfies came from.
And the only time when we all became HTML experts, customizing our own backgrounds, cursors, and auto-play music.
Not to forget, leaving long, essay comments because, you know, there’s a lot to update about what’s going on in our life.
A place for friends…. to test how true is their friendship. We have the ‘Top 8’ friends feature to blame that was the reason the many friendship dramas were born.
Uploading songs on Myspace, hoping someone will notice you just like how Arctic Monkeys, Colbie Caillat, Calvin Harris, and Owl City were discovered.
Meet the Tinder of the ’90s. Hi5 even ranked number 2 as the largest social media after Myspace in 2007. Earn hi5 coins by playing games.
And create chat groups with total strangers.
Aaah… those were the blogging days. Nobody to stop you from expressing yourself. The early to mid-’20s truly was the blogger era. Remember having a blog list and then questioning your friends why isn’t yours on their list?
Or having that “Live Traffic Feed” widget and get excited when someone overseas visited your blog.
And the last one will probably be a shocker…
Google’s first-ever social network. Sadly, it was announced to shut down in 2014 after Facebook dominated the Internet. Thank you, Facebook.