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(Newsday)   Think Friday's IPO was bad? Zuckerberg loses 50% of his $17.5 billion stake in Facebook in one day   (newsday.com) divider line 158
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2012-05-20 12:43:42 AM  
I'd short that stock.

/If you know what I mean
 
2012-05-20 12:49:24 AM  

Richard Freckle: I'd short that stock.

/If you know what I mean


Richard Freckle: I'd short that stock.

/If you know what I mean


I'd be long on that stock
 
2012-05-20 12:57:43 AM  
So, I don't follow this Facebook stuff too closely so excuse the ignorance, but is advertising and personal information enough to sustain Facebook's profits and justify such a large IPO? Because as far as I know, they are not producing anything else of monetary value, or am I missing some other good or service they are providing that is profitable?
 
2012-05-20 12:59:51 AM  
His face gets more punchable every day.
 
2012-05-20 01:02:22 AM  
Once you are worth more than 100 million does ANYTHING really matter?
 
2012-05-20 01:03:40 AM  

coco ebert: So, I don't follow this Facebook stuff too closely so excuse the ignorance, but is advertising and personal information enough to sustain Facebook's profits and justify such a large IPO? Because as far as I know, they are not producing anything else of monetary value, or am I missing some other good or service they are providing that is profitable?


The only other thing I know of is in-game sales. You know coins or whatnot you use to buy upgrades or unlock outfits.

But yes, their stock price is super over valued based on their current PE ratio.
 
2012-05-20 02:39:03 AM  
You'd think a guy worth that much money could find a better looking suit.
 
2012-05-20 03:21:40 AM  
Mrs. Z looks eerily like Michelle Rhee.
 
2012-05-20 03:24:52 AM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: His face gets more punchable every day.


Why?

Doing nothing more than any of us would do in a similar situation.

/Do I wish I had created facebook and then reaped such rewards? I'd be lying if I said no.
 
2012-05-20 04:32:58 AM  
Well, at least the mail order bride is paid for.
 
2012-05-20 05:17:15 AM  

cretinbob: Well, at least the mail order bride is paid for.


I heard he even splurged and had air holes drilled in the crate.
 
2012-05-20 05:21:11 AM  
What a sell out... No hoodie?
 
2012-05-20 05:23:49 AM  
totalobscurity.com
 
2012-05-20 05:25:08 AM  

Skail: cretinbob: Well, at least the mail order bride is paid for.

I heard he even splurged and had air holes drilled in the crate.


Air hole. You aren't gonna stay at the top of your financial game by frivolously throwing money around for air holes, man.
 
2012-05-20 05:26:13 AM  
You'd think a guy who's worth that much money could afford to buy something better than a JC Penny suit.
 
2012-05-20 05:26:27 AM  

Justin Case: What a sell out... No hoodie?


Hoodies come with skittles and tea now. Taste the rainbow! (and hail of bullets)
 
2012-05-20 05:26:56 AM  

SoxSweepAgain: ecmoRandomNumbers: His face gets more punchable every day.

Why?


You seem to be unfamiliar with the concept of a punchable face. It has nothing to do with personality or actions.
 
2012-05-20 05:29:03 AM  
I hope the Me-love-you-long-time honey takes that f*cker to the cleaners in their future divorce. At least, Eduardo is living in Singapore and hooking up with different poon.

Yes, that suit looks hideous.
 
2012-05-20 05:30:22 AM  

coco ebert: So, I don't follow this Facebook stuff too closely so excuse the ignorance, but is advertising and personal information enough to sustain Facebook's profits and justify such a large IPO? Because as far as I know, they are not producing anything else of monetary value, or am I missing some other good or service they are providing that is profitable?


Google makes their money through advertising. I guess if they have the audience then they expect to generate revenue. I think the company can be profitable, but unless there's some kind of diversification (like how GE's prime revenue stream is now financial services) I doubt Facebook can live up to the hype.
 
2012-05-20 05:33:01 AM  
Me Like you long time.
 
2012-05-20 05:33:33 AM  

moothemagiccow: You seem to be unfamiliar with the concept of a punchable face. It has nothing to do with personality or actions.


commentariesonthetimes.files.wordpress.com

Those can certainly compound the inherent punchability, though.
 
2012-05-20 05:33:41 AM  
Is it just my monitor, or is that jacket a completely different shade than those pants?
 
2012-05-20 05:38:11 AM  
He probably has a pre-nup.
 
2012-05-20 05:38:47 AM  
Yet he couldn't even get her a diamond. Can't geeks get anything right?
 
2012-05-20 05:40:21 AM  

coco ebert: So, I don't follow this Facebook stuff too closely so excuse the ignorance, but is advertising and personal information enough to sustain Facebook's profits and justify such a large IPO? Because as far as I know, they are not producing anything else of monetary value, or am I missing some other good or service they are providing that is profitable?


The only reason is had such a blowout IPO is that it refused to go public for about three times as long as a typical company, so it had grown much larger by the time it actually did. (And because of that, had to institute draconian rules that any insiders would be fired for selling their stock to anyone but another shareholder or the Russian capital company they hired for that purpose.) Google would have had a similarly insane IPO if they had held off as long; look at how quickly their valuation blew up. Due to that, however, they're not nearly as good a buy, more of a good hold, just like Google is now. IPO buyers like fresh meat, not seasoned companies.

As for real value, according to internet statisticians, 20% of all web page views point to facebook.com, and more time is spent eyeballing facebook and its offshoots than any other web site. That's staggering, and if they can avoid over-advertising the way Fox killed MySpace, they have an enormous captive audience of eyeballs to monetize. Again, look at Google, heck, look at all other media platforms in the world to see that advertising is where the real money is, especially demographic targeted advertising, not content. Not to mention that they've become the preferred platform (along with Twitter) for politicians to engage their constituents, which gives them a bit of political clout.
 
2012-05-20 05:41:01 AM  
That's the most painful smile I've ever seen on a bride's face.
 
2012-05-20 05:42:17 AM  

cherryl taggart: That's the most painful smile I've ever seen on a bride's face.


Well duh. Right now she's no doubt searching frantically for loopholes in the prenup.
 
2012-05-20 05:54:19 AM  
I'm expecting mark zuckerburg to crash and burn horribly within the next few years. If even half of the asshattery/dick wad type behavior is true- it will come back onto him like a ton of bricks.

Facebook? highly overrated.
 
2012-05-20 06:01:47 AM  
I would say the loss will be more than the standard 50%.

That girl looks like she is a professional shopper.
 
2012-05-20 06:10:15 AM  
If that's what he's getting married in, I'd hate to see what he wears the rest of the time. Either his wife flatly does not give a shiat about appearances in a social disorder kind of a way or she does not really care about him (and getting married to him).
 
2012-05-20 06:11:08 AM  

batcookie: cherryl taggart: That's the most painful smile I've ever seen on a bride's face.

Well duh. Right now she's no doubt searching frantically for loopholes in the prenup.


She helped him start FB and has been with him since the beginning She is also a brilliant researcher and doctor.
Agreed, he needs help getting dressed.
Also - take notes socially awkward geeky guys. He's got billions of dollars and is married to a doctor. There is hope for you all.
 
2012-05-20 06:16:55 AM  
The wedding pictures of these two should make them for the poster children for Lifestyles of the Geeky and Awkward.
 
2012-05-20 06:18:34 AM  
i.imgur.com
 
2012-05-20 06:23:55 AM  
who cares about his goddamn suit? it seems the underwear clad, cheeto dust encrusted fashion police are out in force tonight
 
2012-05-20 06:26:37 AM  

AbbeySomeone: batcookie: cherryl taggart: That's the most painful smile I've ever seen on a bride's face.

Well duh. Right now she's no doubt searching frantically for loopholes in the prenup.

She helped him start FB and has been with him since the beginning She is also a brilliant researcher and doctor.
Agreed, he needs help getting dressed.
Also - take notes socially awkward geeky guys. He's got billions of dollars and is married to a doctor. There is hope for you all.


If she helped start FB then she's probably a billionaire (on paper) in her own right.

If they're smart they'll diversify and bank a billion or two that's not tied up in FB. That way no matter what happens, they can live like royalty as the rest of the company burns.
 
2012-05-20 06:27:06 AM  

viscountalpha: I'm expecting mark zuckerburg to crash and burn horribly within the next few years. If even half of the asshattery/dick wad type behavior is true- it will come back onto him like a ton of bricks.


It probably won't. From what I've read, although Zuckerburg can be terse and confrontational, he was not nearly as much of an asshole as Bill Gates, Larry Ellison, Steve Jobs or just about any business leader that achieved success at a young age. He also seems like he's extremely hard-working and disciplined, and hes not the type to be concerned about the trappings of power or big money. He will mellow as he gets older, and he'll probably eventually be a kindly philanthropist by the time he's in his mid 40s.
 
2012-05-20 06:28:18 AM  

letapecul: who cares about his goddamn suit? it seems the underwear clad, cheeto dust encrusted fashion police are out in force tonight


It's his goddamn wedding. His wife took time out of her schedule to pick out a nice dress, he could have put some effort into his attire. It's not as if he can't afford a tailor.
Btw, I don't eat cheetos.
 
2012-05-20 06:28:24 AM  
Did anyone else notice the craptacularness of that article? Did he design the ring or the ruby? And then that "sentence" that had no real verb because they added the word which where it wasn't needed.
/ makes my brain hurt
//grammar nazi
///heil!
 
2012-05-20 06:29:36 AM  

ReapTheChaos: You'd think a guy who's worth that much money could afford to buy something better than a JC Penny suit.


....and learn how to put on a tie properly.

/ I can do that,and I'm poor
// I'm also a lot older than him, maybe it's a generational thing...
 
2012-05-20 06:31:03 AM  
AbbeySomeone: Btw, I don't eat cheetos.

Yeah. COME ON PEOPLE. NaturalNews.com said that cheeto dust causes AUTISM!
 
2012-05-20 06:31:24 AM  

dopekitty74: Did anyone else notice the craptacularness of that article? Did he design the ring or the ruby? And then that "sentence" that had no real verb because they added the word which where it wasn't needed.
/ makes my brain hurt
//grammar nazi
///heil!


That bugged me too but the tackiness of his suit distracted me.

Seriously, they seem well suited for each other. Best wishes.
 
2012-05-20 06:33:54 AM  
www.inquisitr.com
 
2012-05-20 06:34:35 AM  

dopekitty74: Did anyone else notice the craptacularness of that article? Did he design the ring or the ruby? And then that "sentence" that had no real verb because they added the word which where it wasn't needed.
/ makes my brain hurt
//grammar nazi
///heil!


Ooops, the non-sentence describing a non-sentence is a terrible fail, which I cannot even fix because I'm using a phone.
/grammar nazi card has been recinded
//Noooooooo!!
 
2012-05-20 06:40:28 AM  
When you're worth that much money you could show up at your wedding in a suit made entirely from discarded skittles wrappers and it still wouldn't matter at all.
 
2012-05-20 06:41:24 AM  
Pre-nup.

That is all. Move along. Nothing to see here.
 
2012-05-20 06:44:44 AM  
I guess this means that chick that dumped him at the beginning of the movie never friended him.

Also...

Her overly demanding Asian parents probably still think she could have done better.
 
2012-05-20 06:46:18 AM  
Being married is awesome and he will never want to fark another woman for the rest of his awesome life because he will cherish her awesomeness.
 
2012-05-20 06:55:49 AM  

letapecul: who cares about his goddamn suit? it seems the underwear clad, cheeto dust encrusted fashion police are out in force tonight


Some guys just don't wear clothes well, and i sympathize because I am one of them. When i was much younger I was a wholesale jewelry manufacturer for a while, and there were times I had to wear suits - and I never really looked good. Of course, we are talking about the late seventies, and the men's suits of that era were so spectacularly hideous that I can't clearly remember what they looked like - my memory has mercifully softened the details, as it does in time with traumatic experiences.
Anyway, best wishes to Mr. Z and his new bride - may they have a long and happy life. Even if the Facebook thing doesn't work out, I'm pretty sure they won't be having any trouble paying the gas bill.
 
2012-05-20 06:59:07 AM  
This thread illustrates very well how many Farkers read any FA.
 
2012-05-20 07:01:54 AM  

rico567: This thread illustrates very well how many Farkers read any FA.


What? The fact that they all thought is was a graduation party?

Yeah, I saw that. He still can't dress.
 
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