Facebook Goes Public: The Only 7 Articles You Need to Read

After 8 long years of connecting you with your friends and helping you meet new ones while becoming the most popular social network in the world with over 800 million users, Facebook finally decided to go public. The IPO papers were submitted at Wednesday, February 1st.

Let’s take a look on what is worth reading on the topic of Facebook’s IPO.

Facebook’s Registration Statement on Form S-1

This is the actual legal document which Facebook submitted to US Securities and Exchange Commission. If you like reading 150-page long legal documents, you’ll want to read this one, and if not, you’ll want to read…

Interesting Facts From Facebook’s S-1 Form

The Next Web did a nice piece on the most interesting stuff which can be find in the S-1 form of Facebook’s IPO. Did you know that there were more than 100 billion friend connections on Facebook as of December 31, 2011?

Facebook’s IPO and the Future of Online Marketing

Business Insider analyzed will this IPO have any effect on the online marketing industy.

People are investing in search marketing and will continue to do so because it’s a viable marketing area and, when they have patience and do it right, many businesses experience high ROI from their online efforts.

Four Things Not to Like About the Facebook’s IPO

No matter how great this IPO might be, you should be careful about it. Morning Star points out four key issues with Facebook’s IPO.

Facebook IPO Filing Reveals Its Stunning Size

Huffingtonpost also analyzed the S-1 form submitted and got some interesting data on the actual size of the Facebook.

These hundreds of millions of users have shared more than 100 petabytes (100 quadrillion bytes) of photos and videos with Facebook, and produced an average of 2.7 billion “likes” and comments a day in the final three months of 2011.

Facebook IPO’s meaning: Zuckerberg Faces Reality

Yes, Facebook is currently a hot topic, but the public market will decide its destiny. That means that in the worst-case scenario the whole thing might collapse. The IPO will leave Zuckerberg facing the shareholders and his every move on Facebook will have an impact on how much money Facebook really has. No more frequent redesigns maybe? Anyhow, CNN has a great piece on it.

Facebook IPO: No, It’s Not Groundhog Day for the Bubble

Mashable‘s Lance Ulanoff explains why Facebook won’t burst like a bubble after it goes public, refering to the dot-com bubble in 1999 and 2000.

Facebook is making money. Lots of it. Deja, and many of the companies that went phffft! in 2000 or 2001 were running in the red and had no actual strategy for making money (Deja had one but it did not work). Facebook does. Is it relying a bit too heavily on Zynga? Yes, but that platform for selling virtual goods and using credits to buy real stuff should extend quite nicely beyond Farmville’s picket fences.

What are your thoughts on Facebook going public?

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Nikola Krajacic

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