Two weeks ago, LinkedIn went public with a major bang, creating overnight millionaires, ’90s style. Is there bubble trouble on the horizon? This infographic from The Atlantic, called “Recent Over-the-Top Valuations Explored,” illustrates the rapid acceleration in the perceived worth of prominent web companies like Facebook, Twitter and Groupon. Note the revenue-to-valuation ratios. (Click on the graphic then the zoom-in icon for a better look.)

And you can listen to a bubble rap with the Economist’s U.S. tech correspondent, Martin Giles, on today’s Forum program from KQED Radio. That show will be archived here later today.

Graphic: The New Tech Bubble? 31 May,2011Jon Brooks


Jon Brooks

Jon Brooks is the host and editor of KQED’s health and technology blog, Future of You. He is the former editor of KQED’s daily news blog, News Fix. A veteran blogger, he previously worked for Yahoo! in various news writing and editing roles. He was also the editor of, which documented user-generated content about the financial crisis and recession. Jon is also a playwright whose work has been produced in San Francisco, New York, Italy, and around the U.S. He has written about film for his own blog and studied film at Boston University. He has an MFA in Creative Writing from Brooklyn College.

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