× Fact! Joining this forum will make you a happier person! - Register for FREE


Great SA websites that failed
#1
Can anyone think of any South African websites that were a really good idea or did something better than their competition did, but failed?

Internationally (Primarily US) there seems to be ample examples, but I often wonder about our own history in this space surely there where some smart SA web entrepreneurs which would make for some interesting stories?

I wanted to create this thread, because I could only think of the common examples:

theglobe.com

google vs yahoo

facebook vs myspace

snapchap & instagram vs vine

MSN messenger vs skype/facebook/instant messaging apps

veoh or vimeo vs Youtube, back in the day veoh and vimeo was alot better than youtube. It offered HD streaming before youtube did.

#2
Well, SA we did have a Q&A site run by Media24 called Answerit which I thought was better than Yahoo Answers. I think that was when 24.com was still trying the portal strategy.

#3
internationally aol.com aol/aim messenger. I used to have an aol email.

Locally I can only think of an app that had great potential called MXIT. It became a dinosaur in a space that was changing by the minute, I believe they would've been up there with whatsapp and WeChat






Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)

Color Skins

Change Color:

Background Patterns:

Background Images:

Main Options: