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sparty444 PM sparty444
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Posted: 1/28/2012 3:07:25 PM
Anyone going to buy/short?
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Posted: 1/29/2012 3:36:13 PM
I'm thinking this could be a shorting opportunity of a life time.
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Posted: 1/30/2012 12:40:22 AM
Im not buying facebook. i use facebook and cant stand how their trying to throw adds and garbage on it. 
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Posted: 1/31/2012 12:03:26 AM
I have to think it comes strong out of the gate but then dies down after time. 
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Posted: 1/31/2012 4:27:25 PM
it will be a dead company, i know tons of people who are no longer on facebook

and i know people who work for facebook who wouldnt survive in the real world.
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Posted: 1/31/2012 4:55:42 PM

I laugh at the estimated 100 billion valuation... what would you rather have? McDonalds or Facebook?

 

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Posted: 1/31/2012 5:23:52 PM
was going to buy mcd in 2009... its one hell of a stock 
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Posted: 2/3/2012 11:15:06 PM
people get bored easily these days, myspace crashed and burned, no reason why facebook wont suffer the same fate when the next genius creates the next fad
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Posted: 2/9/2012 3:11:00 AM
QUOTE Originally Posted by Fire_Control:

I'm thinking this could be a shorting opportunity of a life time.


Same friggin thought.


Why is this?   
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Posted: 2/9/2012 3:13:20 AM
Zuckerberg just figured out how to monitize the lazyiness of humanity.  He also managed it well.  Built up a huge stack and waited as long as he could to avoid going public, but the fb bubble burst.


 
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Posted: 2/12/2012 8:21:43 PM
IMO FB will be a buy.
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Posted: 2/13/2012 1:02:00 PM
Do they give you stock options at Mickey D's Sparty? Not sure if that happens
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Posted: 2/13/2012 1:22:47 PM
I doubt fb will fade away. The advertisers need a social networking market like this one to thrive so companies can continue to reach their targeted markets, and fb makes it so easy for these advertisers to reach their desired markets. Fb will likely be the gold standard of social media for at least a few years just as google has been propped up as the gold standard search engine. But will fb be around in 2020 I highly doubt it. 

IMO, don't buy now, wait for the initial spike and fall back to happen, then you'll get a much more reasonable price for long term holdings if the stock still looks profitable once the dust settles.  

As much as people are more and more becoming anti Facebook the reality is they have the social network market dominated for the next few years. 
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Posted: 2/13/2012 1:30:10 PM

Am torn on it... I suspect you will see an early bump similar to Caesar's.  The financials were actually stronger than I anticipated. Problem for Facebook is they are in bed almost totally with Zynga. Also its hard to get cash out of that site without charging or flooding the site with ads.

Is this company a 100 billion dollar company? no way in hell...the potential is there...but will it be realized? I'd rather have MCD as its a much stronger long term company.

Might be a company to hit at the open...dump and then wait for lower figures. Still haven't decided though.

Welcome to the discussion Waste Management

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Posted: 2/13/2012 2:06:46 PM
You're almost guaranteed to make the most ROI if you buy right away and sell shortly after, but that'll require a much larger investment, which opens up the risk factor if something occurs to prevent all positive initial expectations. 
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Posted: 2/13/2012 3:15:13 PM
I agree Packers .... that is the part i'm not sure about
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Posted: 2/21/2012 10:04:46 PM
I shorted the garbage out of Groupon after their earnings report and made some nice cash. I think I will be long Facebook. With the info they collect on users this will be invaluable 
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Posted: 5/8/2012 12:34:51 AM
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Posted: 5/9/2012 11:54:43 AM
I think facebook is a buy. They have already bought instagram and facebook has the single largest advertising reach of any company in the world.

Google+ thought they could compete with Facebook but it has really gone nowhere. They are now advertising on tv to get people to sign up for Google+. Twitter is different from Facebook so that does not really affect facebook.

All the information and everything they ahve collected since its beginning is invaluable (as someone already said).

I have a gut feeling facebook has something up its sleeve that they will release in the next few years that makes it take off like google and apple.

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Posted: 5/10/2012 3:13:06 PM
Facebook is a buy.  It's probably going to shoot up 300% before stopping......
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Posted: 5/10/2012 7:03:07 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by mainmanmainman2:

it will be a dead company, i know tons of people who are no longer on facebook

and i know people who work for facebook who wouldnt survive in the real world.

You know "tons" of people who arent on fb anymore.....thats cool. Do you know how many more "tons" of people are still on fb....

FB aint going anywhere.....

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Posted: 5/10/2012 8:51:16 PM

Facebook doesn't have alot of room to grow user wise...if anything you will see a decline in use. They do have alot of ad potential but keep in mind its just that...potential.

The big ad companies have been disappointed with feedback involving facebook ads... they have no idea of whether they work or not. The key to Facebook sticking around is how they utilize the potential. They have the users now...they need to be generating mass revenue to be valued like Exxon and McDonalds.

I think they should charge $1 a month or a full year for $10....that alone would bring in 500 million to 1 billion in revenue.

Zynga might be the better buy at 8... if Facebook explodes its hard to not see Zynga running up as well.

 

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Posted: 5/10/2012 8:51:29 PM

Facebook doesn't have alot of room to grow user wise...if anything you will see a decline in use. They do have alot of ad potential but keep in mind its just that...potential.

The big ad companies have been disappointed with feedback involving facebook ads... they have no idea of whether they work or not. The key to Facebook sticking around is how they utilize the potential. They have the users now...they need to be generating mass revenue to be valued like Exxon and McDonalds.

I think they should charge $1 a month or a full year for $10....that alone would bring in 500 million to 1 billion in revenue.

Zynga might be the better buy at 8... if Facebook explodes its hard to not see Zynga running up as well.

 

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