Five potential Facebook killers
And three sites crushed by Facebook that are hoping for a rebirth
By Julie Sartain | Network World US | Published: 16:00, 12 July 2011
The social networking scene is constantly in flux. Facebook is at the top of the heap right now, but challengers are springing up all the time, hoping to ride the next big wave into a lucrative IPO. Here are five social media sites that are creating a buzz.
Classmates (now called Memory Lane): Facebook victim goes back to the future
Originally, it was just set up to allow members to search for classmates by the years of school attendance or by graduation date, plan events such as reunions, and create bulletin boards for notes and messages. However, it was just completely redesigned with a sort of "50s" look and a new slogan claiming that it's the "premier destination for accessing nostalgic content, yearbooks, and connecting with people."