Friday, May 18th, 2012
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Facebook IPO the "equivalent of a must-see Super Bowl Sunday showdown"!

"Facebook’s debut is not just a market event. For the millions of Americans who have no intention of ever buying or selling a share of Facebook (although the mutual funds in their 401(k) may have other thoughts), the trading on Friday is the the [sic] equivalent of a must-see Super Bowl Sunday showdown for people who don’t ordinarily watch a football game," opines the New York Times. It's "a pop culture spectacle"! I sure wish they'd said "spectacular." So basically, the Facebook IPO is "The Hills" but with more money. It's so important that we watch the manipulation of a market and a company's share price! Meanwhile, everyone's got a list of things that you should know. Will you stay glued to the computer-TV from 9:30 a.m. till 11, when real trading will commence? Or will you be too busy sharing pictures of your cats? Let us know on your Facebook!!!

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ohk (#201,911)

Uh, um, I'm going for a nap. Then cats. (Cat nap?)

SidAndFinancy (#4,328)

Which Manning works at Facebook? I can never keep them straight.

C_Webb (#855)

@SidAndFinancy My grandpa was a Facebook fan so I root for them even though I live on Pinterest.

boyofdestiny (#1,243)

In the meantime, Pinterest is worth $1.5 billion? What the hell is wrong with people?

yohansen5b (#232,128)

@boyofdestiny agreed. if either site disappeared completely, would there be some measurable economic or social impact? i'm not convinced there would be any, therefore i can't fathom the estimated worth of either site nor what that money actually buys. eyeballs? access? an audience?

melis (#1,854)

BREAKING NEWS FROM @THEAWL FACEBOOK CEO MARK ZUCKERBURG TO START COLLECTING EYEBALLS FROM USERS

WHAT THIS MEANS FOR YOU AND YOUR PRIVACY SETTINGS AFTER THE JUMP

ericdeamer (#945)

There's a factual error in that Dealbook liveblog thingie. They quote some guy as saying the online brokerages need a hit record right now as badly as Kelly Clarkson does. However, Kelly Clarkson's "Stronger" just very recently hit number one on the Billboard 100: http://www.billboard.com/charts/hot-100#/song/kelly-clarkson/stronger-what-doesn-t-kill-you/27595475

@ericdeamer BOOM.

SidAndFinancy (#4,328)

@ericdeamer: This is great news for my single, "Dropping Like the Facebook Share Price."

So, this is like sports for ugly people? Did I get that right?

dntsqzthchrmn (#2,893)

@Clarence Rosario It's like Satan Is Boring for microdots.

deepomega (#1,720)

@Clarence Rosario It's like instagram for counterfeiting money.

coalbaron (#11,105)

Really upset that I don't know anyone buying Facebook today. When did bubble inequality take off?

hockeymom (#143)

But if they did say "spectacular", they would need a lot more jazz hands.
Though, maybe that's what Zuckerberg is doing in that picture.

C_Webb (#855)

@hockeymom Those are IPO hands.

hershmire (#233,671)

We all clearly have learned nothing from the past decade. This nation is doomed.

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