Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, IPO, Social Media and Weddings
Israel News Agency
--- May 21, 2012 ... Another historic tech, Internet IPO has taken
place. One that made headlines on Friday and continues to leave
many wondering if Facebook is really a safe investment? Share
prices that started out at 38 dollars have now sunk today to 34
a good investment?
The answer to that question is yes.
As many criticize
Facebook for lacking real value or service, comparing Facebook
to Google that serves the function of finding things, Mark Zuckerberg
stays true to his position that "Facebook exists to make
the world more open and connected, and not just to build a company."
That is enough
to scare any intelligent investor.
That Zuck places more value on creating openness and putting the
Facebook user above the shareholder?
But what Mark has done here was and continues to create the largest
human watering hole on Planet Earth with over 900 million members.
He overshadows MySpace, Google groups, Yahoo groups, LinkedIn,
Twitter, YouTube and even Pandora Internet radio.
on advertising in Facebook is not great, it still merits effective
function and perhaps the best branding one could wish for with
it's free corporate pages.
And this author,
as an Internet pioneer, who has a longer record of placing content
on the Net than Mark (co-created the first commercial Website
in Israel in 1994) can tell you that Facebook has a few friends
which cannot allow it to sink.
the Internet come from?
US Intelligence. And Facebook is to INTEL as butter is to bread.
can US and Western INTEL find out in the most cost-effective terms
what time you woke up, what clothes you are wearing, what you
ate, where you are going (don't forget the photos) and what time
you went to sleep?
is still alive and thriving, so will Facebook.
Will you make
millions investing in Facebook.
Perhaps yes, if you are like Bono and invest tens of thousands
as an "insider" and sell your stock off in the first
few hours. But for the rest of us, that share and stock certificate
will gain little value except to say that you are a member of
the largest club on Earth.
multi-billion dollar class law actions for their "cookies"
tracking your every move. But don't worry about that affecting
Facebook. Their friends in DC will take care of that.
And as for
privacy? There is no privacy on the Net.
So get over it and go "Like" something!
a good guy and pose no terror threat to others - you have nothing
to worry about and have much to enjoy in this new wired and "open"
to INTEL, Facebook has another friend.
The world community.
was at the right place at the right time when getting Facebook
off the ground at Harvard. But it takes a lot more than just sheer
has sweated many long hours. He has taken the finest counsel (i.e.
- Sheryl Sandberg, the chief operating officer of Facebook) from
other social media companies like Google and LinkedIn to create
a Cabinet unmatched in the wired world.
is a programmer, turned social networker, turned marketer (this
man knows hype and PR) turned businessman.
He knew what
he was doing with Morgan Stanley as they sold at 38 dollars yet
bought 421 million shares of Facebook from the company and its
investors, at $37.582 each. Nice profit. And many profits were
made by those who choreographed this historic IPO. From the opening
bell on Friday to the wedding bells on Saturday, Mark knows what
he is doing. He works the public as he works the financial markets.
Mark is today
beyond money. He made his billionaire mark last Friday. Now this
creative, Jewish kid from Westchester is out to make a difference.
Whether it is creating an initiative for organ donor transplants,
taking on Sharia law by protecting free speech on the Net to cooperating
with Western INTEL to secure a safer world, we can count on Zuck
in the days ahead to make a profit for all Facebook investors.
Not just the elite.
And if Mark
has to hack beyond the glitches and firewalls of NASDAQ to make
that happen - he will.
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