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Google, FB, Youtube and Twitter Rule the Internet?

smuigal
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Google, FB, Youtube and Twitter Rule the Internet?

Does anyone else find it amazing how Google, Facebook, Twitter and Youtube seem to rule the Internet?

I remember back when Yahoo was the top search engine owning about 60% of the market. Then it was like over night that Google came along and snagged it.

The media features all of those things and pretty much ONLY those places. I think I've seen Bing featured in a few TV series or maybe a movie, not sure.

I heard that Twitter was going bankrupt at one point and wondered how the heck that could happen when they OWNED that sort of communication online.

I think Google owns Youtube. Maybe that was a rumor. I lose track of those things.

I mean shish... those companies are like the KING of the Internet Hill. I wonder if anyone will ever give them a run for their position.
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Yep they rule the internet and I guess it feels like they own it already. LOL. Google owns Youtube. They bought Youtube sometime ago. At some point in the past year Google offered to buy Groupon for like $6Billion.
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SIX BILLION??? Whoa! I'm speechless!

.... yep, speechless.
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I still remember the days when Altavista was the top search engine dog, then Yahoo came along and later Google swept the carpet from under their virtual feet and they continue to dominate. It would be interesting to see if a real threat ever challenges them but I cannot see that happening anytime soon.
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Yep, $6Billion! I remember when Friendster was the top dog in social networking! Funny how sometimes a little more innovation can just take over what currently looks so incredible. Who knows one day something will come up and just run over FB or Google.
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Altavista! Those certainly bring back memories of my college years. :) Google was unheard of at that time and look at it now. And I don't see any threat at all to Google's current standing. They keep on evolving and growing too much it's difficult for a competitor to get ahead.

That's what happened to Friendster. They became static and Facebook took their spot.
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You can't really say that Twitter rules the net as it is only 10 on Alexa ranking. There are other sites as well that are big. However the site mentioned are quite big.
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I wish I could go buy a website for 6 billion dollars. Maybe next year .....:D
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aditd wrote:You can't really say that Twitter rules the net as it is only 10 on Alexa ranking. There are other sites as well that are big. However the site mentioned are quite big.


There may be other social networking sites that are ranked higher on Alexa, but I think Twitter is in the forefront of social network sites, right up there with Facebook. If you want something to go viral right away, tweet it or announce it in FB.
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Google already know how to remain on top. Obviously buying sites like YouTube is one of their "good" tactics to stay where they are now.

"Partnerships" online is quite effective for online businesses to stay existent.

Additionally, "innovation" should always be considered when you want to grow and become competitive online. Friendster could have save their business if they only made changes on their website. Well they did but it's too late for them as Facebook is now making waves that time.

I wonder how Pinterest would make history. I never seen a website grow that fast. They should begin looking for more changes that will make their website more appealing to users. As it is always said- Strike while the iron is still hot. :)
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And I may also add, it is quite amazing how one can make history online.

Who knows, maybe becoming a millionaire overnight may now be possible (in a year or so). However, in online business, one can also be "erased" and forgotten easily. Just like in the case of Friendster, they are one of the first popularly known social media sites. But their popularity was soon replaced by Facebook. I think it was just a year (or two?) when Friendster site shut down. But a lot of people do not even heard of Friendster. It was like Friendster existed during pre-historic times!
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Just like in the case of Friendster, they are one of the first popularly known social media sites. But their popularity was soon replaced by Facebook. I think it was just a year (or two?) when Friendster site shut down.


Friendster used in the height of its popularity caused massive server problems in my old company's network. The technical staff has to block it. LOL.

I think what contributed to its early demise was the fact that it did not evolve like Facebook did. They only did change when Facebook has gotten famous, by then, it was too late.

Friendster's still around. But it's no longer the Friendster we know.
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Cecille L wrote:
I think what contributed to its early demise was the fact that it did not evolve like Facebook did. They only did change when Facebook has gotten famous, by then, it was too late.

Friendster's still around. But it's no longer the Friendster we know.


And the same thing is probably what happened to MySpace.

Adapt or perish :D
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