Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Top 10 dot-com flops

Top 10 dot-com flops -

Some of these sites were bad ideas from the start. With the web boom came the web crash.

Here's the short list:
* Webvan (1999-2001)
* (2000)
* (1998-2001)

* (1998-2001)
* (1997-2001)
* (1998-2000)
* (1999-2000)
* (1998-2001)
* (1999-2000)
Last but certainly not least, the story of was good enough to become the documentary, which chronicles its brief life. Envisioned as a Web site for citizens to do business with municipal government, GovWorks was started by two childhood friends in 1999. One was the flashy salesman, while the other had the technical know-how. At first, the future seemed bright as they suddenly found themselves worth millions of dollars each and rubbing elbows with the politically powerful. But you can guess what happened--everything that could go wrong soon did. Personalities and egos clashed during long work hours, one partner was ousted, technology was stolen, and they never got the software to work as it should have. A competitor eventually took over GovWorks in 2000.

GovWorks should not be confused with, the Lewisburg company that provided the same sort of services as GovWorks. Sadly it appears Ecitizen was a flop as well. I can't find any up-to-date information on the company.


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