InvestmentNews INsider

The INsiderblog

InvestmentNews reporters offer their take on intriguing or controversial articles from around the web.

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"

0
Comments

What do you think?

View comments

Recommended for you

Featured video

INTV

What type of adviser uses Betterment for Advisors?

Cara Reisman, director of Betterment for Advisors, says those who outsource investment management or want to serve small accounts and the next generation are common users of their robo-adviser.

Latest news & opinion

Why the super wealthy may want to fund life insurance with a loan

If the rate of return on the policy exceeds the loan's interest rate over the life of the contract, the client comes out ahead. But beware the risks.

New ways to pay for college

Experts respond to real-life scenarios of people struggling to afford higher education.

Best- and worst-performing sector funds and ETFs this year

A rising tide may lift all ships, but a bull market doesn't lift all stock sectors. Here are the best- and worst-performing sectors this year, with the top and bottom fund in each sector.

Supreme Court ruling on SEC judges unlikely to upend advice industry

But it could give rise to new hearings for some advisers who are already in litigation with the agency such as Dawn Bennett.

It's official: DOL fiduciary rule is dead

The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals issued a mandate Thursday making its March 15 decision to strike down the regulation effective.

X

Hi! Glad you're here and we hope you like all the great work we do here at InvestmentNews. But what we do is expensive and is funded in part by our sponsors. So won't you show our sponsors a little love by whitelisting investmentnews.com? It'll help us continue to serve you.

Yes, show me how to whitelist investmentnews.com

Ad blocker detected. Please whitelist us or give premium a try.

X

Subscribe and Save 60%

Premium Access
Print + Digital

Learn more
Subscribe to Print