Facebook IPO – an annotated graphic

Far be it from us to comment on the true value of Facebook – it being one of those baffling interweb phenomena that doesn’t actually output any kind of tangible product and will almost certainly be considerably less significant in 5-10 years’ time –  but as its much-anticipated IPO draws near, it seemed an opportune moment to reflect on the big numbers attached to a company that has the world’s investors frothing at the mouth for a piece of the action.

Our mild cynicism and detached bemusement aside, a company the size of Facebook apparently having a debt of “Zero” is quietly impressive.

If you’re interested in other Facebook-related news, you might enjoy E&T‘s news story about how Facebook’s new Timeline feature is going to be a big part of your life shortly. Whether you like it or not – ha! Yep, that’s the arrogant “charm” of Facebook in a nutshell right there. Enjoy!

Click on the graphic for an expanded view.

Facebook IPO fact file
Facebook IPO fact file

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