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Facebook IPO

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Facebook IPO

Well it is in the 'Fail'............... dot.com all over again. Will facebook reach a billion users?
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2094730/Facebook-expected-file-IPO-pandemonium-demand-stock-...
On a slightly side issue:- I tendered for a small parcel of  work recently, one of the questions I was asked. “Are you registered with any social network site i.e facebook or twitter”.
I answered "no" but added a caveat "that if it was a requirement for being considered for the work I would consider doing so"
Was informed that if I’d answered “yes” I would not be considered for the contract.
Anyone else seen heard this before?
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pierre_pierre
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I opened a FB account as, for a while a couple of years back, it was the only way I could 'chat' with my daughter privately. I have and will never post comments, etc. I only gave basic details of school and work place and have even deleted those now.
I am constantly telling my daughter to refrain from certain language on FB or even the frequent postings about her feelings and thoughts. I have told her they could come back to haunt her later in life.

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Facebook is more like SpookBook, it is partly owned by the C.I.A.
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Yes I do have an account but it is going to be Deleted shortly.
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what?!? where on earth did you come up with the idea that f/b is partly owned by the CIA?
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@dvorak, Look it up, it is common knowledge.
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which one is the CIA?
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it's common knowledge that it's an urban myth. the cia don't need to own any part of it - they slap them with a rfi and f/b will hand it over.
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I've read facebook has a suggested market value of between $75bn and $100bn {p_p's pie chart totals around $50bn}
http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2012/02/facebook-ipo-demonstrates-once-again-tech-comp...
This puts them in the same league as ConocoPhillips, Pepsi, and GlaxoSmithKline. About half the value of Microsoft.
Are they worth it?
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Quote from: journeys
Are they worth it?

No