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Facebook going public - just what does that mean?

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Facebook going public - just what does that mean?

You’re probably all aware that our favourite social networking site facebook has recently gone public on the stock market. It’s hard to imagine that this colossal corporation started out eight years ago in the dorm room of a geeky Harvard undergraduate. Have a read of this to gain a better sense of what ‘going public’ means for facebook, and what the future positive and negative implications for the company are:

http://www.economist.com/node/21546020

What we found even more interesting was this chart which contextualises the size and value of facebook.  We were amazed to find that its ‘population’ falls behind only India and China!

http://www.economist.com/blogs/graphicdetail/2012/02/daily-chart-0



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