Dot-Com Map: Who Should Have Died But Didn't
Who died, who didn't, and who deserved what they got.
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 TheGlobe.com provide? What about Flooz.com? 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 Excite.com 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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