Hyves is permanently offline




Hyves has gone offline permanently. Parent company Telegraaf Media Group had announced on Monday that the site would be unattainable and went around nine o’clock the site permanently on black. Users are directed to HyvesGames.nl.

De smiley die het meest met Hyves wordt geassocieerd: de dansende banaan Hyves announced in late October to quit due to the plummeting number of visits to the site. In recent weeks were users their blogs, comments, and photos to download, while the Archive Team backup of the site in last weekend completed . The site went offline Monday morning around nine, while users are redirected to Hyves Games.

Three Dutch founded the social network in 2004 under the name Startphone, a name with a change in functionality was changed to Hyves few months later. The site grew in a few years to become the most popular Dutch website, and reached its peak in 2010, when Hyves had more than ten million members and someday generated 275 million page views In comparison. Largest Dutch news site Nu.nl is now around a billion page views per month, about 30 million to 35 million per day.

Telegraaf Media Group took Hyves around the peak of an amount of around 43 million euros. The popularity of the site declined thereafter, although the parent company has not been with exact figures about the visit after the acquisition. Generous Tweakers has published an extensive background story about the rise and fall of Hyves .

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