Infographic: Can these old social networks make a comeback?

MySpace, Digg, Xanga and other pioneering social media sites have faded behind Facebook, Twitter and other modern giants. But can the predecessors make a comeback? This graphic weighs the odds.

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Do you remember Xanga?

How about Digg, Friendster or MySpace?

These social media sites were once the most popular places on the Web, but innovative competitors, botched overhauls and revenue issues anchored these sites firmly in the past—mostly.

If you’re wondering whether these sites are still around (you want to look up your old profiles, don’t you?), look no further than this infographic by

Some of the social networks are still up and running, some are making comebacks and others are gone for good. Here’s the status of four of them:

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