There are tons of websites on the WWW that are wildly successful but come to think of it, are nothing special. In fact, they look ugly and are filled with shit. he only reason that people flock to these sites till date is because of the hype.
Myspace takes the crown for the ugliest social networking website out there. Although it may be the biggest, that doesn’t make it the best and it’s success is down to the fact it was one of the first social networking sites out there. Nowadays it’s not cool, hugely over rated and used by social networking users as a no.2 or no.3 profile behind their facebook or bebo profiles.
What does yahoo add to the web? Nothing. It’s valued at something insane like $32bn. Rather than provide innovative, useful stuff, they annoy people on flickr as you have to sign up using a yahoo email address which nobody uses these days.
Does anybody use hi5? Or is it simply on the myspace clone bandwagon?
Does anybody use Friendster or is it simply on the myspace clone bandwagon? 😉
Apart from MSN messenger, what does MSN give us? Nothing. Overhyped search engine and overhyped site.
What started off as a cool idea is now just a dead cool idea. The myspace of business social netwokring sites.
8. Ezine Articles
Seriously, does any ezine author actually write articles that aren’t designed to plug their own sites or increase their own search engine presence? I haven’t seen any.
A year or two ago these guys were the big smoke in the blogosphere… now they’re just blah. Ping problems, questionable rankings… used more by bloggers to promote their sites rather than to search and network with others.
Expensive, overhyped stuff. Enough said. If you want to buy something online, you can rely on expansys to milk you for all you’re worth.
Another nice idea if you’re the guy that came up with it. These days squidoo is the new ‘make money online’ fad where ‘experts’ write about stuff they know about. Oh and there’s a gazillion ads and affiliate links all over the place usually.
12. Perez Hilton
This guy annoys me. I don’t know who he is or why he’s famous, but he is and all i know is that he blogs about celebs and makes a fortune doing it. Never did like gossip magazines or celeb culture.