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5 Landmark Web Properties That Shut Down: Yahoo Messenger, Orkut and Others

Do you remember which was the first social networking site you joined? Facebook? Gmail? Or maybe Orkut! But sadly we waved goodbye to Orkut in the year 2014. There are several other landmark web properties which have been shut down due to immense failure. Here is the list of 5 social media networks that are walking dead:

Yahoo messenger

After 20 years in run, the first instant messaging app collapsed this year. The app was launched in the year 1998 as Yahoo pager but was later in 1999 renamed as Yahoo messenger. Later the app failed to compete with other new messaging applications like WhatsApp and Facebook. The old version of Yahoo messenger was shut down on August 5, 2016 and the newer version was launched in December 2017.