Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, or just woke up from a coma you probably know that Facebook debuts on the stock market today.
As with any big event, the people of Twitter (which, by the way, was last seen doing everything its power to avoid going public) had to have their say.
There were, of course, jokes:
Facebook IPO day joke:Why is Facebook going public?Because they couldn’t figure out the privacy settings either.
— Sritika Dhar (@Sritika) May 18, 2012
IPO Day – will farmville cows increase their value or not? just saying …
— J Patricio Gonzalez (@JPatricioGS) May 18, 2012
Facebook has gone public. Behold your new portfolio: 500 shares, 283 friends, no life.
— God (@TheTweetOfGod) May 18, 2012
#Facebook will be worth even more someday to the alien scientists trying to determine why humans perished.
— Andy Borowitz (@BorowitzReport) May 18, 2012
— Kevin C. Tofel (@KevinCTofel) May 18, 2012
Some were exceptionally enthusiastic:
FB IPO day is better than Christmas
— Jenn Van Grove (@jbruin) May 18, 2012
Some were bitter:
Happy Facebook ipo day. Hope lots of people get ripped off. This is the beginning of the end
— Luis Torres (@ImmortalSoldier) May 18, 2012
I officially, posted my farewell $FB post today on my FB page. I said the IPO day would be the day I left. Good riddance.
— Bob Ennis (@stockdemons) May 18, 2012
Facebook becomes even more public and impersonal today. Let’s all buy stock in friendship and hugs and reconnect the old fashioned way.
— Nev Schulman (@NevSchulman) May 18, 2012
At least one user thought the IPO frenzy was a waste of time:
Facebook IPO day advice: Turn off your newsfeeds & focus. Your time is better spent making stuff, not gawking at billionaires.
— Gina Trapani (@ginatrapani) May 18, 2012
Waste of time or not, a whole load of people just got a lot richer.