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[Analysis] Three major websites that might not be here in 10 years


Several major sites have already closed in the past year. More will definitely join them. Here are 3 sites that I think will not still be around in 10 years.

1. MySpace

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MySpace, once the top social networking site in the United States, has fallen to second and is losing large amounts of traffic. Facing tough competition from Facebook and Twitter, the executives of the News Corp-owned site are desperately trying to find a way to save the site, but the future doesn’t look good. In the past year, MySpace has lost an estimated 7.2 unique monthly visitors.

MySpace trend

2. AOL

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This may come as a surprise to some, but I think that AOL probably won’t be around in 10 years. AOL developed a somewhat infamous reputation by sending out mass mailings of free CDs. The AOL software itself was dubbed “the worst tech product of all time” by PC World. In the past year, AOL.com has lost an estimated 3.4 million unique monthly visitors.

3. MapQuest

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One of the most popular map and directions websites, MapQuest is losing ground, fast. Owned by AOL, MapQuest has often been associated with giving faulty directions. MapQuest has lost an estimated 5 million unique monthly visitors in the past year.

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