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A list of all the "old web" revival services I know of - please help expand it!

Over the past year or so, I've been signing up for a load of old websites/services that are made to mimic/copy/revive old sites/services that have been drastically changed or shut down. I'll list all of them here, plus some that I know of but don't use. If you have a service that you'd like to add to this list, feel free to reply to this post and I'll add it to the list!
  • escargot.chat - a revival of Microsoft's MSN Messenger/Windows Live Messenger service. Works with all MSN/WLM clients from 1.0 to 9.0.
  • escargot.live - a revival of Windows Live Spaces and Windows Live Profiles, run by the same team as escargot.chat. It will launch this summer.
  • NINA - a revival of the old AOL Desktop clients. It also hasn't launched yet, and there's no ETA, but rest assured it'll be here someday
  • Phoenix - a revival of AOL Instant Messenger. Works with all clients from 1.0 to 6.0, though 6.0 is kinda bugged. Also supports Yahoo! Messenger and ICQ.
  • BitView - one of several classic YouTube clones, and my personal favourite. Replicates YouTube's 2009 design pretty much perfectly.
  • VidLii - another YouTube clone. Doesn't replicate YouTube quite as closely as BitView does, but it supports longer videos and more resolutions/audio bitrates than BitView.
  • FulpTube - yet ANOTHER YouTube clone. Unlike the previous two, it's meant to replicate YouTube from 2012/2013. Seems a bit glitchier than the other two. It also has its own replica of YouTube XL, and a mobile site.
  • SpaceHey - The site you're on right now. A MySpace replica.
  • NeoCities - a clone of Yahoo! GeoCities. Lets you host your own website, for free (with extra privileges for donators)!
  • oldgoogle - a clone of Google Search, with replicas of pretty much every redesign that Google has gone through, from 1998 to 2014.
  • oldyahoo - a clone of Yahoo! Search. Exactly the same as above, but for Yahoo! instead.
  • Bwitter - a clone of Twitter from 2007. Warning - this site doesn't support HTTPS, so you might want to use a different password from your other accounts.
  • Goodblox (RIP) - a revival of several old Roblox clients. Currently shut down It may come back later, but considering how long it's been "temporarily" closed, don't count on it...
  • rverse - a Miiverse revival, compatible with Wii U and 3DS. Doesn't have its own website, so I've provided a link to their Discord server. If the invite stops working, tell me and I'll update the post with a fresh invite link.
  • RiiConnect24 - a revival for pretty much every single WiiConnect24-dependent Wii channel, such as the Check Mii Out Channel, the Weather Channel, the News Channel, and the Everybody Votes Channel.
  • Sudomemo - a revival for Flipnote Hatena, the animation/art-sharing service for the Nintendo DS app Flipnote Studio.
  • Wiimmfi - a revival of the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection service. Similar to RiiConnect24, but for multiplayer games instead of just Wii channels.
  • Flashpoint - not sure if this quite fits the description of an "old web" revival service, but I'll include it anyway. Flashpoint is a MASSIVE archive for online games using plugins like Adobe Flash, Silverlight, and even really obscure ones like the PopCap Plugin and ActiveX Controls.
  • ruffle.rs - an Adobe Flash emulator, similar to Flashpoint. Unlike Flashpoint, it is available as a browser extension too.
...and that's all for now! Please don't hesitate to post your own additions to the list here. Have a lovely day, everyone!

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Reply by Positron832

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ruffle.rs: a flash emulator. Available as a browser extension too which is pretty cool.


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Reply by failsandwich

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thanks, added it to the list


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Reply by Jester

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this is such a cool list, thanks so much for sharing it !!!


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Reply by 𝕭𝕬𝕯𝖒𝟎𝖓⚔️💿

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man bwitter is such a trip! i joined twitter in 2008 so i remember when it looked like that
someone should make an old instagram clone


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Reply by Dessicated Corpse

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Thanks for this list.


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Reply by Dark Harbinger of the Abyss

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Thanks for the list.


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Reply by noodlynoodle

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I'm not sure if Miiverse counts as old web


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Reply by PizzaSqueeze

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Just to let you know rverse isn't currently compatible with the Wii U


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Reply by int3rn3tgirl

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https://www.cameronsworld.net/  a geocities archive and gif page


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Reply by OleMagicblackcat1422

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I saw another old Twitter clone site called screech.xyz three years ago. Created by someone on Twitter. It was really good. Unfortunately the person lost interest and abandon the project through. The domain is for sale. 


Here's what it was like. https://web.archive.org/web/20190108201156/https://screech.xyz/

The source code is on Gitlab for anyone that wants to try to bring it back.


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Reply by NathanDarkson984

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Not gonna lie, I actually like this!!

>VidLii, BitView

hahah...about that...I had histories on that site before lol


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