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Social Media Fails: 5 Social Projects That Tanked In 2010

The Huffington Post     First Posted: 12/28/10 08:50 AM ET   Updated: 05/25/11 07:20 PM ET

2010 may have been a big year for some social media outlets, but for others business wasn't so great.

While Google struggled to gain a foothold in the social media space, Facebook hit 500 million users. MySpace introduced Mashup, an integration with Facebook that signaled MySpace has all but surrendered to the world's largest social network.

Here's a quick look at the five biggest projects that just never caught on. Are there other social media fails we should add to the list? Click "Add a slide" to submit your suggestion.

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There are a social media fails, and then there are social media epic fails. Google Buzz, Google's answer to microblogging sites like Twitter, was not only met with heavy criticism, but resulted in a lawsuit. Settled in early November, the suit resulted in Google giving over $8.5 million that will go to privacy education, according to New York Magazine.
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