Tag Archives: IPO

300 Million Peeps – On Zuckerberg’s Success… “Seen on a Wall Near You” Series…

18 Sep

Well, as you may have figured out by now, I draw into my blog the input of many of the people I interact with in my Social Media endeavors; I mean, if you come to think of it, the current structured threads that sometimes stem from a single status comment, are now documented as being a brand-new “interaction mode” for the people who participate – and for sure, even those who just spend their time reading them, must have a laugh or two at the “heated” debates that sometimes ensue, the silliness and overall atmosphere of “gathering” that they emanate.

... reasons to smile?

... reasons to smile?

That is why I’ve already posted a couple of them, in what I call “Seen on a Wall Near You” as what a better way to hash out a topic, than to have an CMAC (Computer Mediated Asynchronous Communication) forum do it for you?

Therefore, apropos recent news about Facebook’s reaching certain milestones ahead of schedule, a fellow FB’er posted…

(Anne) heard a report today that Facebook has almost as many registered users as the entire U.S. population and that they have just now turned a profit! Congrats Mark Zuckerberg! 🙂

Francisco Jose Palacio

Yup… get ready for less gridlock (hopefully!) as they have the moolah to improve the infrastructure… maybe a billion peeps, next milestone?

Francisco Jose Palacio

… and did you every come across an article that mentioned the real “power” behind it? SF folks such as Thiel?

Francisco Jose Palacio

Here… safely stashed among my 911 links…

http://sn.im/rxv8n

“Facebook is one manifestation of this ideology. Like PayPal before it, it is a social experiment, an expression of a particular kind of neoconservative libertarianism. On Facebook, you can be free to be who you want to be, as long as you don’t mind being bombarded by adverts for the world’s biggest brands. As with PayPal, national boundaries are a thing of the past…” (The Guardian, 2008)

(Anne)

Oh my I’ll have to take a look at that… what’s SF?

Francisco Jose Palacio

San Francisco; Silicon Valley types…

Interesting read, right?

(Anne)

Ohh… yeh, SV is the place to be for Angels and VCs, especially for Tech and Online Companies.

Francisco Jose Palacio

So we can then agree that Mark is surrounded by Arch-angels? Thiel, Gates – and who knows who else is lining up for that IPO, which you and me are feeding in its valuation as we spend more and more time in this place!

[DONS GLADIATOR AVATAR]

Dying in the Sands...

Dying in the Sands...

Pax Technologica!
Commentaribus te Salutant!

(Anne)

Yeah I wish I could be apart of that IPO, but I’m sure the value will be too rich for my pockets. LOL!

Francisco Jose Palacio

Same here; all I hope for it is to happen as that would also be a “signal” that the economy is finally coming out of the Boonies… I mean, I doubt it won’t happen at a time when they won’t be able to get the most out of it (like right now!)…

… and also, as techies that we are, I drool at the potential of applications similar as this one making their way as SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) deployments for the next-gen of GroupWare.

I mean, these 300 million peeps? all happily beta-testing this one, would you not agree?

(Bob)

Check the books. I think they’re counting the money exchanged in Mafia Wars as part of their profit… 🙂

(Anne)

LOL!

Francisco Jose Palacio

Fuhgedabboutit!

Fuhgedabboutit!

[DONS GOODFELLA AVATAR]

… leave the gun… but don’t forget the cannoli!

(;OP)