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With how quickly Myspace died out, I wouldn't want to put any real amount of money into FB. It could just as easy go the same way for them. I don't think it will honestly, but I wouldn't bet my money on that either.
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facebook isn't valued for the money it creates but rather the information it supplies. ffs not everything's about money people.
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Originally Posted by CRosko42 View Post

Yep.
Not a big facebook user, but I can easily see this thing falling apart within the next 2-3 years.

Yep. Just like Myfa..space.
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Facebook is way, way too ingrained in today's Internet with too many users to suddenly die anytime soon. Not gonna happen.
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facebook won't go anywhere anytime soon. major shares have been distributed years ago, the company's already cut up and divided. what's going on for sale is just leftovers for Joe Everyman to feel that he has a stake in this company
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No one thought MySpace would fall at its height either.

I suggest you guys check out Dock's example.
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facebook isn't valued for the money it creates but rather the information it supplies. ffs not everything's about money people.

When it comes to a corporations value? Yes, yes it is all about money. It's not a government agency (yet) so no, it's not about the "information" it's about "how much money can I make as a stockholder." And that answer? None, or very little.
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facebook isn't valued for the money it creates but rather the information it supplies. ffs not everything's about money people.

People don't buy stocks to get information, they buy them to make money, period. If a company is not making money, then neither are the shareholders.
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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2075096/Facebook-profit-doubles-1bn-year--company-sitting-3-5bn-cash.html
thier profits for the year is apparently 1bn. that would make the company worth 20-30 bn max. To put things in perspective intel made 14bn profits last year and the company is valued at 135bn in the market.
So 100bn is way overvalued.

How much a company makes every year isn't necessarily a good indication of total worth. Without looking over their financial statements there's no way to know where they're sitting and there are some assets that a company would not figure into their financial statements that people that make these estimates take into account. One of the big ones is the value of the name Facebook, and it wouldn't surprise me if it was valued at several Billion dollars.
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No matter how you look at it a price to earning ratio of 100 is way too high, unless you are looking at a large company that is going through a rough patch. apple has a price to earning ratio of 12. I'm also willing to bet that facebook has very very small amount of net assets
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Good luck Google+. Facebook is here to stay
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Facebook is way, way too ingrained in today's Internet with too many users to suddenly die anytime soon. Not gonna happen.

agreed
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Zuckerbuck will cash out and be rich(er).

Exactly.

Once he lets the company go public, all he has to do is sell his 51% of the sharesy, and he will be set for the rest of his life.
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Exactly.
Once he lets the company go public, all he has to do is sell his 51% of the sharesy, and he will be set for the rest of his life.

maybe he will care about his baby and stay on and direct facebook in the right direction not allowing it to be ruled by corporate greed??? not even thinking or caring about the fortune he could make???
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