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Facebook Isn't a Drug, It's a Disease. And It's About to Be Cured.

Most users have a grudging and rocky relationship with Facebook. There’s so much to hate, and only small upsides to using the site. People who manage to leave, or just temporarily deactivate, see the truth: you can get along perfectly fine without it. 303 more words

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I'm still a social media skeptic and here's why

Read a thought-provoking analysis by Professor Aswath Damodaran on the social media industry. His conclusions:

Social media companies are collectively over valued: As in other young sector booms – PC companies in the 1980s, dot-com companies in the 1990s – the market seems to be getting the macro story right but the micro valuations wrong.

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Social Media and IPOs

Have you ever wondered why many IT social media outlets lately have gone from privately owned companies to companies that are going public (via IPO). Then if that wasn’t enough, they are actually trying to buy other social media outlets? 1,050 more words

Will the social media bubble burst?

In the last two to three years it seemed as if all of the smartest people were not becoming lawyers or going into aerospace engineering, instead, they were going into social media. 242 more words

Failed Funds

Is VC Love Affair With Social Media Over?

According to Bloomberg Businessweek, the social media bubble is going bust. Two years ago, social media companies were attracting up to 15 percent of VC funding. 

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The advertising vs. social media battle

As you have probably realised if you’ve read previous posts at all, I have an interest, no, I am passionate about advertising. I believe in it. 477 more words

Social Networking Stock Performance Stinks

LinkedIn, Groupon, Zynga, Yelp, and now Facebook have all gone public.  At this point in time, with the exception of LinkedIn, the sector’s stock performance has been horrible.   275 more words

Mike Stathis