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(CNN)   For the 10th year anniversary of the Dot.com bubble: The 10 biggest dot.com flops (sock puppet tops the gallery)   (money.cnn.com) divider line 63
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2010-03-10 11:30:37 AM
but i want to order my pet food by mail
 
2010-03-10 11:41:24 AM
albo: but i want to order my pet food by mail

My boss orders bulk cat food and litter through Amazon. Since he's a prime member his shipping is free and he pays no tax. He says it is 20% cheaper than Costco.

But yeah, I know you're being a smartass.
 
2010-03-10 11:42:33 AM
Dot dot com, subby?
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2010-03-10 11:47:28 AM
pets
webvan
eToys
GeoCities
theGlobe
Go
Flooz
drKoop
Kozmo
Garden
 
2010-03-10 11:56:13 AM
For all the latest medical poop,
Call Surgeon General C. Everett Koop
Poo poo pa-doop
 
2010-03-10 11:59:33 AM
 
2010-03-10 12:04:05 PM
albo: but i want to order my pet food by mail

eToys.com:
...and I still like to get my toys from the local playgrounds!
 
2010-03-10 12:19:05 PM
I had a sales meeting with a few people from Urbanfetch.com in 2000. They folded a week after the meeting. For months I thought it was my fault. But then the whole soup went cold. Phew!
 
2010-03-10 12:30:24 PM
What, no Zombo.com?
 
2010-03-10 12:44:49 PM
GeoCities? I don't think that really counts.

Always good for nostalgia, though.
 
2010-03-10 12:50:28 PM
FishyFred: GeoCities? I don't think that really counts.

Always good for nostalgia, though.


That's what I came here to say. Geocities was hardly a bust. It may have been a haven for terribly designed webpages, but selling a company for multiple billions of dollars doesn't make you a bust.
 
2010-03-10 12:53:34 PM
slayer199: What, no Zombo.com?

Zombo's not a flop. It's still around, and it has EVERYTHING you could ever possibly want or need!
 
2010-03-10 01:00:53 PM
R.A.Danny: But yeah, I know you're being a smartass

don't doubt it or i'll smack you with my Cue Cat!
 
2010-03-10 01:13:03 PM
I thought boo.com (new window) should have been on there.

They burned through $135M of investor money in 18 months.

That would have been a great party tho.
 
2010-03-10 01:22:18 PM
No mention of @Home? That was a much larger demise and impacted more people than most of the listed companies.
 
2010-03-10 01:36:07 PM
2xhelix: No mention of @Home? That was a much larger demise and impacted more people than most of the listed companies.

I remember @Home, but didn't Comcast pick up most of those subscribers? What do you mean by "impacted"?
 
2010-03-10 01:38:12 PM
Estrong - Vague Online Investments

/ obscure?

// Which I-tem will you buy?
 
2010-03-10 01:58:28 PM
slayer199: What, no Zombo.com?

Not likely... you can do anything at Zombo.com.
 
2010-03-10 02:01:49 PM
C Everett Koop.... boop boop be doop....
 
2010-03-10 02:02:31 PM
albo: R.A.Danny: But yeah, I know you're being a smartass

don't doubt it or i'll smack you with my Cue Cat!


Jesus. The CueCat might have been the dumber than Flooz.
 
2010-03-10 02:05:14 PM
No askOJ.com?
 
2010-03-10 02:05:28 PM
Kozmo sounds awesome. Too bad it didnt make it.
 
2010-03-10 02:08:01 PM
<blink>Geocities?</blink>
 
2010-03-10 02:08:47 PM
Ha, I dedicated probably more than a hundred hours to my Geocities GameCube fansite when I was 14-15, called "CubeNews." We would rent games and review them, write up cheap rants, and give kids soda or food to review games if they had one we couldn't afford/find for rent. Called it a guest review.

Ah, to be young again...

/Eh at least it taught me HTML at a young age
 
2010-03-10 02:08:55 PM
I've gotta cast my vote for >EN (New window and NSFW)
/ Which one of you is Mark Colon-Wrecker?
 
2010-03-10 02:18:34 PM
I like how it is referred to as the dot com burst, like the internet completely failed and went underground. Not more like a lot of companies started up and failed because they had poor business vision or knew how to harness the full buffet of technology that was becoming a popular media outlet.
 
2010-03-10 02:27:14 PM
I can't believe Fark has lasted longer than all of those websites. Maybe it should go public.
 
2010-03-10 02:31:36 PM
Maybe it should go public.

could you imagine that? "you can't ban me, I'm a shareholder!"
 
2010-03-10 02:32:04 PM
Kryllith: slayer199: What, no Zombo.com?

Not likely... you can do anything at Zombo.com.


They probably just haven't figured out how to use it yet.
 
2010-03-10 02:32:56 PM
Funk Brothers: I can't believe Fark has lasted longer than all of those websites. Maybe it should go public.

Then Drew would see a dent in his beer money. We can't have that.
 
2010-03-10 02:41:56 PM
Contrabulous Flabtraption: Kozmo sounds awesome. Too bad it didnt make it.

Yeah, Kozmo actually sounded like they had a good business model, except for the "no minimum + no delivery charge" problem. Without that, I'd actually expect it to work out.
 
2010-03-10 02:56:50 PM
How is Webvan a failure? George Shaheen is collecting $375k a year from the for the rest of his life.
 
2010-03-10 03:16:07 PM
So if go.com is such a failure, why is it still hosting ESPN's website??
 
2010-03-10 03:25:49 PM
I still have a pets.com puppet still in the box so I'm getting a kick.

/while the dot.com company I was at imploded like the rest - it was the most productive 4 years of my life in terms of raw experience
//and yes I order dog food online as well
 
2010-03-10 03:26:58 PM
This: Contrabulous Flabtraption: Kozmo sounds awesome. Too bad it didnt make it.

Yeah, Kozmo actually sounded like they had a good business model, except for the "no minimum + no delivery charge" problem. Without that, I'd actually expect it to work out.


I worked early graveyard shift in SF during Kozmo's heyday.
We abused that shiat like it was Sharon Stone's vajajay.
 
2010-03-10 03:27:54 PM
Huh. So that's why the web address of ESPN is espn.go.com. I always wondered why that superfluous "go" was in the address...
 
2010-03-10 03:56:38 PM
I remember eToys as being pretty good. I know my wife bought most or all of our kids' Christmas presents from there several years in a row.

We were enthusiastic early adopters of online shopping. We bought a lot from Amazon back when they were just books and would throw Amazon travel mugs in the box with our orders. Heck, we still buy books and more from them now. We tried webvan too (or was it PeaPod?) but didn't think the prices and selection were that great.
 
2010-03-10 04:00:46 PM
You can find my comment using AOL Keyword "snark."
 
WGJ
2010-03-10 04:01:43 PM
And the same investors went from the *.com startups to the subprime mortgage investments.

In 100 years, if this country lasts that long, they will be teaching classes on the short sightedness of this era's investors.
 
2010-03-10 04:09:33 PM
No Agillion ?
 
2010-03-10 04:11:44 PM
The internet is just a really good telephone. If your business idea wouldn't be good enough with a 1-800 number, it probably isn't good enough as a website.
 
2010-03-10 04:33:46 PM
Man, I loved Webvan. I was crushed when they folded.
 
2010-03-10 04:43:42 PM
nazbot: The internet is just a really good telephone.

The telephone is just a really good bullhorn.
 
2010-03-10 04:55:10 PM
nytheatremike.files.wordpress.com

Don't you see, darling Bloom, glorious Bloom? It's so simple.
STEP ONE: We find the worst business plan ever written, a surefire flop.
STEP TWO: I raise a million bucks. Lots of venture capitalists out there.
STEP THREE: You go back to work on the books, two of them - one for the government, one for us. You can do it, Bloom; you're a wizard!
STEP FOUR: We go public. And before you can say STEP FIVE, we *delist* our stock on NASDAQ!
STEP SIX: We take our million bucks and buy Aeron Chairs!
 
2010-03-10 05:04:06 PM
Donald_McRonald: nazbot: The internet is just a really good telephone.

The telephone is just a really good bullhorn.


The bullhorn is just a really good smoke signal.
 
2010-03-10 05:07:06 PM
AlwaysRightBoy: Donald_McRonald: nazbot: The internet is just a really good telephone.
The telephone is just a really good bullhorn.
The bullhorn is just a really good smoke signal.


The fax machine is nothing but a waffle iron with a phone attached.
 
2010-03-10 05:10:36 PM
"You just don't get it!"

hahaha!

Ridiculous rant of the naive dot-com kiddies!

Glad that gem is gone for good!

Oh, wait....naive gullible Obots used that in the last election too!

HAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAH!!!
HAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAH!!!
HAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAH!!!
HAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAH!!!
 
2010-03-10 05:19:58 PM
RockIsDead: "You just don't get it!"

hahaha!

Ridiculous rant of the naive dot-com kiddies!

Glad that gem is gone for good!

Oh, wait....naive gullible Obots used that in the last election too!


Wow, that's farking Proust compared to the length of your normal trolls, and I'm not even counting the four lines of LAUGHTER OL. Extra time on your hands today?
 
2010-03-10 05:24:18 PM
nazbot: The internet is just a really good telephone. If your business idea wouldn't be good enough with a 1-800 number, it probably isn't good enough as a website.

www.bivingsreport.com
 
2010-03-10 05:45:09 PM
There was a lot of good weird content on Geocities. I wonder if any of it was archived properly or is it lost...
 
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