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Around the web: What people are saying about the Facebook IPO

May 17, 2012 @ 10:16 am

The anticipation of the Facebook IPO will, more than likely, be more interesting - and at minimum, more entertaining - than the actual IPO itself.

So much so, that it seems as though there's at least one Tweet every second about the upcoming Facebook IPO (Follow the #Facebook conversation here.)

What are some of the key voices saying about Facebook's debut tomorrow? Here's a rolling list of observations - some serious, some not - from some social influencers @newsfromIN keeps tabs on:

Andy Borowitz ‏@BorowitzReport

Official #Facebook IPO slogan: "You've already wasted your time on Facebook. Now waste your money."

Jeff Benjamin ‏@Jeff_Benjamin

Facebook IPO mood has officially shifted from over-hyped hysteria to critical piling on, which is probably where it should be.

Downtown Josh Brown ‏@ReformedBroker

I have my wife waking me up every 2 hours just to make sure I don't miss any Facebook news overnight, the most important event in history.

GabbyW ‏@PMGabby

I'm starting to feel real bad about Friday, y'all. A lot of people are going to get swindled. #Facebook

Andy Borowitz ‏@BorowitzReport

When $2B vanishes on Wall St it's a "trading loss." When $100B vanishes it's a "Facebook IPO."

Sen. Chuck Schumer @ChuckSchumer

Co-founder Eduardo Saverin ‘defriended' U.S. to avoid taxes. @SenBobCasey & I announce plan to stop him.

Adrian Slew @AdrianSlew

Investing in the #Facebook IPO is kinda like investing in a "Mood Ring" or "Pet Rock"...Sure, it's big now…

Christine Romans @ChristineRomans

So what Zuck is 28? Lindbergh crossed the Atlantic at 25, Edison's first patent was at 21. Marie Curie Nobel in Physics at 37. #Facebook

John Shmuel @jshmuel

Social media companies getting crushed on the markets today: Groupon down 3.5%, LinkedIn down 3%, Pandora down 6%. #facebook #ipo

Thomas Gerhardt @ThomasRHart

Fact: if you have money, you should invest it in #Greece, not #Facebook. Greece will still be here in 10 years time, Facebook won't.

Thomas Gerhardt @ThomasRHart

Fact: #Greece has 11 mil people and a revenue of $ 215 bn. #Facebook has 900 mil people and a revenue of $ 3 bn. But Facebook is "awesome"


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