Internet Money

A while back, I watched an animated satirical comedy that joked about canadians demanding money from the USA and when asked where the money was supposed to come from, they demanded they should give them some of that internet money. . . . . .
This was funny since it was clear the ransom demanders dint quite grasp how the intenet works and they thot there was some money that was pre-existent on the internet.
Anyhoo. . . in the recent past there has been alot of hallabaloo on internet based businesses/companies/firms the likes of Facebook, Google, Yahoo and their phenomenal growth and fat visitor/guesstbooks.
All these companies though have one thing in common, they dont make that much money. . .. if any at all. . . . .
Most startups first concentrate on getting loyal clients (which makes perfect business sense) at the expense of profits so that they have people to charge for things.
But at the end of the day they end up being like free to air analog tv stations or fm radio stations where their only source of income is from advertisers. This is because all the people visiting sites like faceboook or myspace or google never part with a cent. . . . .
Therefore making money off the internet is not as easy and straight forward as may be the common misconception. . . .