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#5686112 - 05/16/12 08:12 AM Facebook stock IPO thoughts for Friday?
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Anybody have any thoughts on Facebook shares for Friday?
I have a feeling these will be overpriced at first. hm
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#5686174 - 05/16/12 08:44 AM Re: Facebook stock IPO thoughts for Friday? [Re: ComicConnoisseur]
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I just don't have faith in Facebook for longterm growth. It's not like they actually create a product like Microsoft, IBM or Apple. Facebook's product can easily be forgotten and old news. They obviously struck gold with the concept, but to me it is just a consumer fad that can change at any moment (just like Myspace's rise and fall).

The company ownership will need to keep coming up with new ideas continuously, and I see it as a "one hit wonder".
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#5686242 - 05/16/12 09:18 AM Re: Facebook stock IPO thoughts for Friday? [Re: KingOfRulers]
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It reminds me of how 10 years ago just about everybody had AOL.
Another thing that concerns me is how a few people have told me how they are turned off with Facebook because of privacy concerns.
Simple little complaints like that usually grow.
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#5686328 - 05/16/12 09:42 AM Re: Facebook stock IPO thoughts for Friday? [Re: KingOfRulers]
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 Originally Posted By: KingOfRulers
I just don't have faith in Facebook for longterm growth. It's not like they actually create a product like Microsoft, IBM or Apple. Facebook's product can easily be forgotten and old news. They obviously struck gold with the concept, but to me it is just a consumer fad that can change at any moment (just like Myspace's rise and fall).

The company ownership will need to keep coming up with new ideas continuously, and I see it as a "one hit wonder".


Until people pull themselves out of the Matrix and stop posting every facet of their lives online then I can see Facebook enduring.

Especially as a younger generation grow up with this and Twitter.
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#5686359 - 05/16/12 09:49 AM Re: Facebook stock IPO thoughts for Friday? [Re: Bane]
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David Choe Just Made $200 Million For Painting Facebook Office with Erotic Art in 2005:

If then-President of Facebook Sean Parker had come to you in 2005, asked you to paint his new offices with a bunch of *spoon*, and then offered to pay you in either a few thousand dollars in cold hard cash or just the equivalent in company stock, you would probably have gone for the cash, right? Particularly if the company seemed on the whole sort of "pointless" to you, as it did to so many of us around then even though we were already becoming addicted to it? Fortunately for the painter, wild child graffiti artist David Choe, he picked the stock, which the New York Times points out is now about to be worth $200 million:


In 2005, Mr. Choe was invited to paint murals on the walls of Facebook's first offices in Palo Alto, Calif., by Sean Parker, then Facebook's president. As pay, Mr. Parker offered Mr. Choe a choice between cash in the "thousands of dollars," according to several people who know Mr. Choe, or stock then worth about the same.

Mr. Choe, who has said that at the time that he thought the idea of Facebook was "ridiculous and pointless," nevertheless chose the stock.

Many "advisers" to the company at that time, which is how Mr. Choe would have been classified, would have received about 0.1 to 0.25 percent of the company, according to a former Facebook employee. That may sound like a paltry amount, but a stake that size is worth hundreds of millions of dollars, based on a market value of $100 billion. Mr. Choe's payment is valued at roughly $200 million, according to a number of people who know Mr. Choe and Facebook executives.
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#5686646 - 05/16/12 11:49 AM Re: Facebook stock IPO thoughts for Friday? [Re: bronzilla]
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The problem with Facebook is that more than 60% of traffic is avoiding the ads on there.
Without traffic, no ads, without ads, no revenue.
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#5686654 - 05/16/12 11:53 AM Re: Facebook stock IPO thoughts for Friday? [Re: ComicConnoisseur]
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How can a company that produces nothing but cyberstuff be worth 100 billion dollars?



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#5686659 - 05/16/12 11:55 AM Re: Facebook stock IPO thoughts for Friday? [Re: truthteller]
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 Originally Posted By: truthteller
How can a company that produces nothing but cyberstuff be worth 100 billion dollars?


$100 billion dollars doesn't buy what it used to \:\(


Edited by krazy_kenny1 (05/16/12 11:57 AM)
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#5686665 - 05/16/12 12:01 PM Re: Facebook stock IPO thoughts for Friday? [Re: truthteller]
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 Originally Posted By: truthteller
How can a company that produces nothing but cyberstuff be worth 100 billion dollars?



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It's kind of like an oil company claiming 2 million acres in assets which aren't even producing and will expire in 5 years.
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#5686899 - 05/16/12 02:01 PM Re: Facebook stock IPO thoughts for Friday? [Re: Buffyfan]
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FMC (Ford Motor Co) recently pulled their 30 million dollar ad campaign from Facebook, said they were not getting the bang for the bucks spent...shoot, even I ignore ads directed specifically at my interests. I think we have a lot of hype as the coaster is peaking on top of the track...it might initially dip, but will go back up...but will eventually loose momentum and come to a halt.
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