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R.I.P. to the Top 10 Failed Social Media Sites
There’s no doubt social media has changed so many lives – not just in America, but throughout the entire world.
Communication, no matter how far away someone else may be (as long as they have a decent internet connection 😊), has become easier than ever.
Marketing has evolved in ways few people expected it to, too.
And yet, social media platforms continue to come and go.
Here is a list of the 10 most legendary social media sites to go by the wayside since the web began.
8. iTunes Ping
7. Google Wave & Google Buzz
4. Yik Yak
2. Google Plus
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Twitter trends [from Trendinalia] – today from UK
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Armed conflicts and attacks
- A propaganda video featuring Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is released, in which he references the 2019 Sri Lanka Easter bombings, indicating that he is still alive and that the video was shot very recently. It is the first time he’s been seen on video since July 2014, when he addressed a crowd at the now destroyed Great Mosque of al-Nuri in Mosul. (Al Jazeera)
- Syrian Civil War
- Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) militants assault several Syrian Army positions in the northern Aleppo Governorate, killing 17 soldiers and wounding 30 others. HTS say the attacks were in response to recent Syrian government and Russian airstrikes on rebel-held areas. (Al Jazeera)
- Terrorism in the United States
- A US Army veteran was planning to bomb a white nationalist rally in retribution for the shooting in New Zealand. He was also planning attacks on Jews. (BBC) (CNN)
Arts and culture
- Avengers: Endgame breaks numerous box office records, including the biggest opening weekend in cinematic history, grossing over $1 billion worldwide. (The Guardian)
Disasters and accidents
- Cyclone Kenneth
- The death toll in cyclone-hit northern Mozambique has risen to 38, as aid workers struggle to reach the worst-affected areas. Seven people were also killed by the cyclone in Comoros. (BBC) (ReliefWeb)
- Floods sparked by torrential rains have killed 31 people in Indonesia while 13 others are missing. (Bangkok Post)
- North Carolina authorities have ordered evacuations covering a half-mile radius because of air quality, possibly including harmful sulfuric acid, from a massive fire at a metal recycling plant in Mooresboro. Officials say the blaze has been extinguished, as of 7:15 a.m. (BBC)
- A minibus carrying Turkish Süper Lig Alanyaspor football players crashes near Alanya, Turkey, resulting in the death of Czech Republic national football team international Josef Šural, while several other players are seriously injured. (The Guardian)
Politics and elections
- Indonesian President Joko Widodo has decided to relocate the nation’s capital from Jakarta, on the northwest coast of Java island. The new location and timing are not yet known. Jakarta, home to over 10 million people, is sinking at one of the fastest rates in the world; almost half of its area is below sea level. (BBC) (NPR)
- U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announces he will resign, effective May 11. (The Washington Post)
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