As Social Sites’ Shares Fall, Some Hear Echo of 2000 – NYTimes.com

28 Jul

Is “social media” hitting a wall? Like maybe it’s not very deeply social?

Several companies that were supposed to be the foundation of a new Internet era plummeted this week as analysts and investors downgraded their dreams. There were instant echoes of the crash of 2000, when the money stopped flowing, the dot-coms crumbled and Silicon Valley devolved into recriminations and lawsuits.

Shares of Facebook stumbled to a new low Friday after its first earnings report revealed a murky path to any profit that would justify its lofty valuation. The heavily promoted $100 billion company on the eve of its May debut is now a $65 billion company and persistently headed south.

via As Social Sites’ Shares Fall, Some Hear Echo of 2000 – NYTimes.com.

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