The Rise and Fall of Internet Giants [Infographic]

by John Hornell on April 16th, 2012 Inbound Marketing

How long does the reign of an online empire last? Taking a retrospective view of the rise and fall of internet heavyweights such as AltaVista, AOL and MySpace, this infographic from CenturyLink shows that the median lifespan of an internet giant is approximately 11 years.

Following the cyclic logic, should we expect to see Facebook’s descent pretty soon? Has the social network only have three years of life left, or is this just a speculation?

The Rise and Fall of Online Empires

About John Hornell

John is the founder and CEO of Brightfire. The business launched in 2004 and began focusing on Inbound Marketing and Marketing Automation in 2010 working with technology sector clients The agency’s early success was recognised when it received Hubspot’s International Partner of the Year award in 2011. John was also delighted to be a speaker at Inbound 2013. A graduate of the highly respected Strathclyde Business School, John has 15 years marketing experience, working with a wide range of blue chip and investor backed growth companies. He is also a man for all seasons. An avid skier and telemarker he spent a few winters back in the day hanging out in Canada, New Zealand and Chamonix, France. Nowadays he gets back to mountains as often as possible.

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