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Thursday
Feb022012

Infographic: Facebook IPO By Numbers

It's the talk of the tech world at the moment, but if you've been hiding under a rock for the past few weeks, here is the latest: Facebook has publicly released facts and figures about themselves as part of its plans to raise $5 billion in an initial public offering of stock (IPO)

Some of the facts from this announcement will literally blow your mind. For example: did you know there are 2.7 billion Facebook likes + comments taking place every day!

From this stat alone, you can fully appreciate why in 2012 Facebook expects to reach nearly half of the US population

Other facts to note: the company’s profit and revenue growth over the last few years has certainly been impressive. Revenues have surged from $777m in 2009 to $3.7bn in 2011.

I could reel of impressive Facebook stats all day long, but I'm not going to, don't worry. Be sure to take a look at this factual infographic below, created by Statista.

This infographic has got all the facts you need to know, plus a few more for good measure. 

If you want to read the official statement on the matter from Zuckerberg himself, you can check it out here. 

Via Statista

 

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Reader Comments (2)

I have never and will never have a Facebook account. If I want to keep in touch with friends or let them in on what I am up to I will send them an e-mail or give them a call. I feel no need to tell the entire world what I am doing all the time. I really do not think anyone is really that interested to start with. People post far too much personal information on the internet. They are only making it that much easier for identity thieves to rip them off or for people to use phishing techniques to gather the personal information needed to steal their bank accounts. People seem to have lost all sense of personal privacy and feel this need to tell the world everything about themselves. In addition, many have found that what they post on sites like Facebook can have a major impact on their professional lives. Employers regularly look at the Facebook sites of prospective employers. That picture of you getting drunk with your buddies at the superbowl party may seem great when you are in college, but a prospective employer may decide that it does not reflect well on you as a potential member of their staff. What you post can cost you dearly in terms of getting that dream job and can wind up having an effect on the entire course of your career. It is best to maintain some level of privacy about your personal life if you do not want to be judged by it in your professional life.

February 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterErik

Someone should make a infographic on how much $$ Facebooks IPO will cost US Tax Payers. A NYTimes.com article says it is unlikely that Facebook will pay any taxes for a generation because of tax loopholes. Now that would be a infographic that would go hyper viral!

Someone needs to do this please!

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/04/business/zuckerbergs-big-tax-bill-may-benefit-facebook.html?hp

February 4, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAnna

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