Tech Bubble: Recent Over-The-Top Valuations Explored [Infographic]

Are we in a time when investors are buying users rather than revenue? Many speculators are forecasting another online tech bubble in the works due to companies being valued far beyond their revenue streams.

Valuations of social media companies are starting to remind us of 2003-2005. But are they overvalued? Are we in a time when investors are buying users rather than revenue? Many speculators are forecasting another online tech bubble in the works due to companies being valued far beyond their revenue streams.

Now that Microsoft bought Skype for $8.5 billion, LinkedIn’s IPO valued the company at $8.9 billion after its first day of trading, and Facebook’s estimated value is nearly $100 billion, you might be starting to wonder if buying into user numbers rather than revenue is a good idea.

Social media site G+, a community of professionals, entrepreneurs and academics, put together this detailed infographic (click to enlarge) that lays it all out in front of you. Take a look at the most recent tech valuations and let us know in the comments if you think this is getting out of hand. [G Plus via Mashable]

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