Weekend tech reading: Facebook from inception to IPO

By Matthew · 8 replies
May 20, 2012
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  1. The Facebook story: from inception to IPO Just over eight years after Mark Zuckerberg launched thefacebook in a Harvard dorm room, Facebook has officially gone public today. And, what better time...

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  2. ramonsterns

    ramonsterns TS Enthusiast Posts: 744   +12

    D3's launch didn't prove anything. Everyone's just been to brainwashed to notice since Modern Warfare 2 came out.

    And if you need to argue with me over Modern Warfare 2, you're still brainwashed.
  3. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,660   +1,948

    ... to bankruptcy. This ending is one I'm praying for. Facebook and alike are a way of popularizing idiocy and promoting mediocrity of thought worldwide.
  4. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Grand Inquisitor Posts: 4,736   +3,757

    Couldn't have said it better myself.
  5. Scshadow

    Scshadow TS Evangelist Posts: 510   +152

    Facebook's life cycle is ending quickly. Many people in the US are dropping facebook already with plenty more concerned about facebook on privacy and harvesting of their data. When the next big thing rolls along and catches, facebook will drop dead like everything before it.
  6. +1
  7. ramonsterns

    ramonsterns TS Enthusiast Posts: 744   +12

    I think I like facebook for that reason alone. I mean, imagine a world where you were ignorant to the fact a large amount of people believed that the Tsunami on Japan was some sort of divine retribution for Pearl Harbor?

    I might be happier/blissful, we can't have that.
  8. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,010   +18

    Like anything else, FB is a tool. I find it a great tool to keep in touch with friends and family back home when I'm at school. Whatever "next thing" exists, its going to keep FB's data harvesting model.
  9. Marnomancer

    Marnomancer TS Booster Posts: 723   +51

    Couldn't have put it in a better way!

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