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Social Media Bubble

The Social Media Bubble : No Guarantee in Future Profitability [Infographic]

It’s been seen far too often in recent history -valuations soar and investors flock as rapidly- growing markets promise huge returns on speculative investments. Whether during the late 90’s dot-com boom, the bursting of the real estate bubble, or the current expansion of social media, billions have been made -and lost- overnight as growth takes priority over solid business practice.

But this time is different, right?

Think again: the explosive growth and patchy business models of these social empires have more in common with earlier busts than most are willing to admit.

Check this awesome info-graphic by Online Courses that demonstrate it all!

Social Media Bubble Infographic

Social Media Bubble Infographic

Social Media Bubble Infographic

By Online Courses

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  • saad naeem June 2, 2012, 5:16 pm

    but Facebook stocks have gone low to $28 now , and investors are blaming mark for not showing the proper reports , mark made a smart move but i believe google is playing a big role in falling in the price of Facebook.
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  • JamesW June 1, 2012, 4:09 am

    amazing info graphic, something will happen for sure, all these overpriced companies are just ridiculous thing to see.
    thanks for sharing
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  • Jack Sander May 31, 2012, 5:13 am

    Hi Hesham,

    This is a nice comparison between real estate and social media bubble. The new online companies have created value for their users, but it’s quite hard to say how much their value. Taking into consideration the economic climate, their value fluctuates with other economic indicators.

    Nevertheless, it should be worrying for the investors that this numbers are not backed up by solid financial statements. In most of the cases, these companies don’t generate enough income to support these valuations.
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  • Vijay Reddy May 31, 2012, 5:04 am

    good infographics, this year social media has rised at a greater speed, but future has no guarantee..

  • Terry Conti May 31, 2012, 1:12 am

    Hi Hesham,

    I like your infograph it says that life is a funny thing. You a hear it all the time there are no grantees in life. I believe its all about taking educated risks. Starting a business is a perfect example.

    Terry Conti
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  • Ryan Biddulph May 31, 2012, 1:04 am

    Hi Hesham,

    Powerful infographic.

    I agree with Bishwajeet. Mobile is where we’re heading, in a big way.

    Ryan
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  • Bishwajeet May 30, 2012, 4:38 pm

    It seems true, the next big thing will be certainly some mobile stuff where we will be connected with billions of users.
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