MSN.com, the homepage that graced many Windows XP screens in the mid-2000's. MSN.com/Screenshot
Much of the internet in the early 2000s was defined by websites that ushered people into a new age of social media and online entertainment.
Take Friendster for example — the massively popular site became a household name before MySpace, and then Facebook overtook both of them as the most popular social network.
Friendster is no longer in service, but plenty of the sites that defined the early 2000s are still around, albeit in somewhat different forms.
Here's what they're doing now.
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MySpace.com/Screenshot MySpace was massively popular in the mid-2000s as a social media competitor to Friendster, before Facebook came out.
Like Facebook, each user had their own wall, where strangers and friends could post comments. The draw was customization — every user could decorate their page and post their own music and blog posts on the site.
MySpace has completely changed since then. The company rebranded and relaunched in 2013 , with an emphasis on hitting catering to musicians and record labels.
The site has its own app, which allows users to curate playlists that they can listen to via a player on the bottom of the screen. Unlike Facebook, users make "connections," not friends, and radio stations and music videos are given the spotlight on the site.