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Dot-Com Map: Who Should Have Died But Didn't


Who died, who didn't, and who deserved what they got.

On one hand, it's hard to believe it's been 10 years since the NASDAQ peaked and the dot-com bubble began its swift deflation. But on the other hand, considering what the economy has been through in the past couple of years, it's hard to imagine that just 10 years ago money was falling from the sky so fast it seemed impossible to put enough buckets out to collect it.

Five trillion dollars of value was wiped out of the stock market in the crash. But back then, "value" was about as arbitrary a term as there ever was. What value did provide? What about Many names are long forgotten, and rightfully so.

Some dot-com deaths may have been premature, while certain survivors may not deserve to be alive 10 years later. How is it possible that Yahoo (YHOO) missed the boat to reinvent GeoCities into something that eventually emerged in Facebook? Bet you didn't know that is still alive. According to Quantcast, about 700,000 people still visit the site each month, but it's not clear exactly why.

We've mapped out some of the biggest-name survivors and deaths from the dot-com era, along with their merit. Let us know who you think deserves to be alive, and who earned their plot in the e-graveyard.

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