twitter and facebook admit, that at least 10 percent of the user base is likely bots.
it’s “official” data, but that article shows, that this estimation may be way undersized.
it seems that next dot-com bubble slowly grows and should burst soon. we’ve been discussing this for years now, but it seems the valuation of seemingly worthless, virtual companies producing software is growing year by year.
3 billion dollars for company that builds (poor, by the way) headphones - Apple buys Beats Electronics. but, Beats Electronics at least tries to build something! Facebook just bought WhatsApp for 19.4 billion dollars, that’s about five Nimitz-class aircraft carriers (US has 10 of these), or five and half times more than world health organization spends on food and its distribution in Africa.
so, if you’re all virtual, where are my money?