Whether it's Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn, social media has become an integral part of our day-to-day lives. These companies have been successful on the premise that we must know what each other is doing at a moment's notice. Now that they are all publicly traded companies, lofty expectations have been placed on them to grow their user base, increase revenue, and expand out of social media, all at the same time.
Facebook has largely lived up to the challenge while Twitter and LinkedIn have been caught in the crossfire. Despite robust year-over-year growth and better than expected earnings, Twitter and LinkedIn continue to tumble on weak guidance. This week, we get first-quarter results from all three companies with past trends expected to continue.