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The way to an IPO — Facebook [Infographic]

The thing about Facebook is that we are all obsessed, whether we like to admit it or not. Facebook’s impending IPO is the most talked about of recent times. Rumour has it Facebook is likely to go public in the first quarter of 2012 with a valuation of more than US$100-billion.

Despite CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s reluctance to comment on the impending offering, analysts and social media enthusiasts are awaiting the biggest IPO since Google’s 2004 offering sometime in 2012.

The young billionaire finally opened in the Wall Street Journal, saying: “The blue chip stocks are the ones that people talk about belonging in widows and orphans funds. Historically, technology IPOs don’t make that list. Because of its scale, Facebook could be different.”

Accounting degree online — an “online informational resource for individuals looking to pursue accounting-related education and careers” — has created an interesting infographic, that tracks and maps out the possible permutations of the projected US$10-billion Facebook hopes to raise in its IPO, which will value the social network at US$100-billion.

Facebook’s US$100-billion valuation will make it one of the biggest companies in the world. Even bigger than Disney, Amazon and McDonald’s. This will leave Zuckerberg with US$25-billion in spare change.

Interestingly, this infographic also details some other little to well-known facts about the world’s biggest online social network.

Facebook IPO

Author | Mich Atagana

Mich Atagana
Mich started out life wanting to be a theoretical physicist but soon realized that mathematics was required. So, she promptly let go of that dream. She then decided that law might be the best place for her talents, but with too many litigation classes missed in favour of feminist... More
  • Darryl_lopes

    I find infographics more fun to Read

  • Guest

    UPDATE: The release date has been pushed back one week to the 1st of February.

  • UPDATE: The release date has been pushed back one week to 1st of the February.

  • Fr3dle

    Nice spoiler. FFS….!!! Please remove a line from para 5.

  • Fr3dle

    Sorry I continued to read the review after the initial spoiler and realised you have no idea what you are talking about.
    “expect countless battles from piss-easy creatures that give you a comically low amount of gold and experience”
    It has been clearly reported that “lesser” enemies will actually flee you as you progress in the game. This demo was produced for promotional purposes and as such aimed to maximise the users interaction.

    You also mention how engrossing the game will be for any one 12yr+. How engrossing did you find Grave of the Fireflies? The style of presentation does not mean it doesn’t contain adult themes, plots and hooks. I personally think its the reverse, the battle system and themes may be to complex for >12yr to grasp.

    Apologies for the bash, but a blind first impression review is pretty stupid.

    The end.

  • Hi Fr3dle, thanks for the comment. I’m not sure what ‘spoiler’ you are referring to, please could you elaborate?

  • Hi Fr3dle, thanks for your feedback. Please note that this is a “first-impressions” post based solely on the demo, not a full review. In all honesty it was a poor demo: no tutorial, context, and severely limited. In it’s defence it was more of a tech demo than anything else.

    I’m glad to hear about the ‘lesser’ creature situation, it was extremely annoying in the demo. Thanks for the info.

    I am completely open to the game changing my mind, but from what I played it was not engrossing – and I love Studio Ghibli. I think what has happened is that a poor demo has showcased what is potentially going to be a fantastic game.

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