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Guest Post: Bubble Yum (Or Will Facebook Be The First Company To Hit A $1 Trillion Market Cap?)

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Wed, 05/25/2011 - 19:01 | 1310799 mynhair
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Cap, or crap?  I get so confused.

Wed, 05/25/2011 - 22:07 | 1311474 Rich_Lather
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Subconsciously, he meant crap because he's actually used it and realized it is an overhyped, bug-ridden piece of shit...that steals your personal information and connections.

No intellegent person would post actionable information on there under their real bona fides....sober. It is, nonetheless, a gold mine for advertizers who target the 18-35 impulsive crowd, at least until something better comes along.

Did I mention the impulsive crowd?

Thu, 05/26/2011 - 00:41 | 1311989 Bananamerican
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early adopter here...but i draw the Luddite line at F'book.

"I am NOT a data mine! I AM A HUMAN BEING!!"-Charleton Heston

...and Zuckerborg creeps me out.

Kids seem to eat this shit up with a spoon but in my American dad's day they said, "it's none of your godDamn business"

how was the nation born without it?

Thu, 05/26/2011 - 02:37 | 1312195 Oracle of Kypseli
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My Daughter of 15 said: I and many of my classmates use nicknames and separate email accounts just for facebook as it is very intrusive.

While on the subject, we experimented on clicking on friends' friends on and on and went around the world a few times. I actually found an Australian with whom I had worked 15 years ago.

But the message is now resonating about personal information and some kids are dropping out of facebook

Thu, 05/26/2011 - 03:47 | 1312256 Bananamerican
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you mean there are still some PARENTS left?

My kid's on there too with bogus info...

I told her young, "We don't do "marketing"

Thu, 05/26/2011 - 03:30 | 1312236 oh_bama
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He is somewhat right

You guys think WAY TOO SMALL!

If you trusted the FED and BTFD you would HAVE MADE decent amount of money by now!!

BTFD! Just CLOSE YOUR EYES AND HIT THE BUY BUTTON!!

 

Wed, 05/25/2011 - 19:17 | 1310807 mynhair
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Canceled my cheapo Economist subscription the month after I gradeated the 3rd time.

1980.

I gots me edicated..

Wed, 05/25/2011 - 19:06 | 1310812 kengland
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Did you guys load the boat? No "inflation" with this product. The price has been the same now for almost two years. Consider yourself lucky if this product is still in stock. Usually disappears within days

 

http://www.costco.com/Browse/Product.aspx?Prodid=11539429&whse=BC&Ne=4000000&eCat=BC|3605|75277|90741&N=4047923&Mo=39&pos=0&No=7&Nr=P_CatalogName:BC&cat=90741&Ns=P_Price|1||P_SignDesc1&lang=en-US&Sp=C&ec=BC-EC39718-Cat75277&topnav=

Wed, 05/25/2011 - 21:03 | 1311234 Isotope
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Thanks for the heads up.

I've been waiting for some of the Mountain House/Oregon Freeze Dry stuff to get back in stock.

Wed, 05/25/2011 - 19:14 | 1310841 mynhair
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Funny how Israel gets less warning on a rocket attack than the Midwest gets for a tornado.

Wed, 05/25/2011 - 20:21 | 1311078 NotApplicable
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Well, May is the prime season.

Thu, 05/26/2011 - 07:33 | 1312439 BigJim
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It's not too surprising.

Qassams, or whatever the jihadis call their bottle rockets, have a short range and fly pretty fast. Whereas the conditions from which tornadoes arise are a little easier to spot from a distance.

Wed, 05/25/2011 - 19:14 | 1310851 Rynak
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I had to temporarily disable my webfilter to post this, because i've set it to block everything that has facebook in it's URL.

Wed, 05/25/2011 - 19:20 | 1310869 Catullus
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Love the thinking.

I got rid of Facebook.  I was tired of providing free awesome to all my friends.  Plus my mom joined.  And I'd pay not to have her on.

Wed, 05/25/2011 - 19:27 | 1310883 mynhair
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Excellent.

Is this like My-Butt?

Wed, 05/25/2011 - 19:22 | 1310877 disabledvet
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I fear facebook.  I do not fear Zero Hedge.  Would someone please tell me why i don't fear both? Anywho "money and bad people do mix."  I think a trillion is "just a little on the high side"--then again...who knows?  I know this:  too much truth, justice and "the legal way" on this site to garner more than a few bucks in an IPO.  We need to excel and being a better criminal here.  "The rat's are winning again."

Wed, 05/25/2011 - 19:32 | 1310890 mynhair
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You should be afraid, very afraid.  This Fascist Goobermint will grab any posts it needs to put you on the cross.

I've had 3 days of a black helicopter going overhead since I mentioned '.416 Barrett'.

(It's a .50)

Wed, 05/25/2011 - 19:52 | 1310985 disabledvet
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I am afraid! I am!  Even that doesn't work. 

Thu, 05/26/2011 - 04:41 | 1312296 jeff montanye
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supersonic to 2500 yards.

Wed, 05/25/2011 - 19:25 | 1310889 djsmps
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Denial.

Wed, 05/25/2011 - 19:29 | 1310892 mynhair
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I'll take 'other rivers' for $300, Alex!

Thu, 05/26/2011 - 00:44 | 1312005 Bananamerican
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you sniffing hairballs this evening Myn?

Wed, 05/25/2011 - 19:36 | 1310919 cxl9
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Facebook will be gone in five years. Or, irrelevant as a business anyway. There is no real business there to begin with. A bunch of narcissistic nitwits all screaming for attention, spewing meaningless chatter at each other all day long. The whole premise is absurd. Who values this "service" enough to actually pay for it? No one. Corporate networks have already started aggressively blocking Facebook to prevent people from wasting their work time on it. That's the beginning of the end.

Facebook will peak, wither, die, and finally be scooped up by Google and rolled into their stable of trivial, unprofitable side businesses.

Wed, 05/25/2011 - 19:56 | 1311002 Robslob
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It will be difficult to be on facebook when everyone is working 12 hours a day for $10 an hour and Amerika will be "king of manufacturing"...again!

Wed, 05/25/2011 - 21:28 | 1311130 Guy Fawkes Mulder
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No it won't.

  • Facebook is a powerful tool for social control. Its value to the ruling class is nearly infinite.
  • They can spy on people from nearly the cradle to the grave.
  • They can censor the broad, open internet as we know it, but if they let the people into a Facebook walled garden, then the people will feel like they have "the good old internet", even though everything in Facebook will be monitored by social control and censorship algorithms.
  • Gigabytes+ of consumer-related preferences and marketable information on every individual.
  • In a world where you can't actually drop money on the consumers via helicopter, Facebook gives you a Skinnerian box to reward people in virtual currency (or in future "electronic dollars") with a method of distribution far preferable to that of the helicopter.

In short, Facebook is going to be a linchpin technology for the Alpha controlling class in the coming Brave New World Order.

Thu, 05/26/2011 - 07:36 | 1312449 BigJim
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Post a pro-government announcement on Facebook and you'll get a credit on your Starbucks card.

Wed, 05/25/2011 - 19:37 | 1310920 The Axe
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Please,,,I need to up my meds..and restart my "myspace" account.

Wed, 05/25/2011 - 19:47 | 1310964 DoctoRx
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Disagree.  Most of said info is obtainable elsewhere for free or for minimal cost.  And if it's really so valuable, Google/Android, AAPL, and even Mr. Softee will compete by paying users (one way or another) to use their networks.

Wed, 05/25/2011 - 19:48 | 1310965 BurningFuld
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How about this: Instead of facebook where you post a picture of your face. Assbook where you post a picture of your ass? Some people have nicer looking asses. Just sayin'

Wed, 05/25/2011 - 19:52 | 1310984 teaddy bearish
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the worst thing about your idea is that it might work ...

Wed, 05/25/2011 - 20:47 | 1311165 sheeple2012
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How about JunkBook?

Wed, 05/25/2011 - 19:53 | 1310973 john39
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i agree that there seems to be something sinister about facebook.   and I don't believe for one second the fairy tale of how it came together.   zuckerberg is just the public whiz kid face they put on it.  smells a lot more like an intell agency, just like wikileaks.

Wed, 05/25/2011 - 20:26 | 1311103 MayIMommaDogFac...
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We have one that can see!

Thu, 05/26/2011 - 07:28 | 1312434 destraht
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and Tom of Myspace.

Wed, 05/25/2011 - 19:53 | 1310986 JW n FL
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FaceBook will NEVER DIE!!! and Twiter is on its death bed every moment of every day.. no way to control the flow of instant information..

 

just kidding Twitter will NEVER die either!

 

they have your info, you pics, your family, your friends, your likes and dislikes.. everything a key stroke away!

 

Thats why the U.S. Millitarty Promotes FaceBook! LOL

 

Before you call me a liar, please use google its you friend! LOL

Wed, 05/25/2011 - 20:00 | 1311014 ILikeBoats
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FB was funded in part by the CIA's venture capital arm.  I bet they love it.

FB never deletes anything, ever.  Even if you leave the service and delete your account, they still keep the info.

The most important part of any spy agency is the social graph, that is, who knows who and the relative importance of any 1 person to any other person they choose to know about. FB provides that almost automatically.

Wed, 05/25/2011 - 20:37 | 1311131 Tunga
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FB never deletes anything, ever - ILikeBoats

 

Not so ILikeBoats. Tunga posted extensively on facebook about the father of the supercomputer; Dr. John Von Neuman and his "anti-machine". Poof!

 

Tunga also posted the links exposing the Christmas Day Underwear Bomber from Kurt Haskell. Poof again. 

The place is well populated with NWO propaganda shills and Homeland Security Drones. Good information does leak through just by virtue of the fact that so many real people with real experiences recognize the control grid for what it is and play off it to our advantage. Let's face it; most of the stooges working for Homeland Security are pretty fucking stupid. They work there because they can't get a job being a low down no good dirty rat fink any place else. Just Tunga's unsolicited opinion of course. Nothing the Tunga says is true. At least that's what it says in the disclaimer. 

 


Wed, 05/25/2011 - 22:36 | 1311566 Cthonic
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Nothing like having people happily constructing their own dossiers.  Wanna to stand out like a sore thumb? Don't have a facecrook page.

Wed, 05/25/2011 - 20:06 | 1311026 Missiondweller
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Was this tongue in cheek or is this guy smokin dope?

Wed, 05/25/2011 - 20:05 | 1311036 Scisco
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Ya facebook very well might reach 1 trillion market cap, milk then might go for a $100. Just saying not willing to rule out the possibility.

I wonder what would happen to facebook once it seriously starts to be mined by the government, insurance companies, ect. People post their lives up there with no means to take it back.

Wed, 05/25/2011 - 22:41 | 1311584 Cthonic
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Would happen?  Wrong tense my friend.

Wed, 05/25/2011 - 20:09 | 1311041 knowless
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facebook is not social networking. it is the current iteration, in 10 years facebook will be the stronghold of the middle aged house wife, yes, but it will not be the only way people connect online. the fatal flaw in facebook is it's ownership over social construction which does not delineate social factions, everyone is treated to be equal as "friends" facebook is not about friends, a true universal social network would list the different social relationships between people in a cascading structure which makes it plain for all to see the different associations between people.

facebook will die, i'm sure you can make money in the process though.

wake me up when a social networking site allows me to: coworker, acquaintance, friend, associate, et all someone, all in a linked cloud where i can add multiple relationships at will.

Wed, 05/25/2011 - 20:18 | 1311070 illyia
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 ... a company that has intimate information (that people willingly put on there!) on every man, woman and child in the country is worth more (to somebody) than $100 billion.

'nuff said.

Wed, 05/25/2011 - 20:16 | 1311074 mynhair
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From DJ news, 20 minutes into the future:

* 20:43  SEN BOXER DEMANDS ZH POSTERS LIST

* 20:44  BWANY FWANKS DEMANDS SOURCE OF PHOTOS FROM ZH

* 20:48  SEN bOXER DEMANDS ZH UNPHOTOSHOP PICS OF HER BEING SHORTER THAN JOPLIN,MI         YELLOWPAGES

* 20:49 SEN CHUCKY SCHMUCKY SCHUMER DEMANDS HIS LIKENESS REMOVED FROM CHUCKY CHEESE

* 20:54 OBAMA OBJECTS TO BEING CALLED BLACK IRISH

* 20:55 SOS CLINTON OBJECTS TO BEING CALLED A MORON

* 20:55 VAN JONES OBJECTS TO BEING CALLED VAN JONES

* 20:56 MOOCHELLE NEEDS $500 MIL FOR A NEW WARDROBE

* 20:56 MOOCHELLE: MY ASS GREW WHEN I WASN'T LOOKING

* 20:56 MOOCHELLE: WOULD NOT HAVE NOTICED IF BARRY DIDN'T USE IT FOR A SHELF FOR HIS       QUINNESS

Wed, 05/25/2011 - 20:37 | 1311140 TrustWho
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...absolutely, the dark path. George Orwell knew. Power corrupts, absolute power corrupts ABSOLUTELY!

Thu, 05/26/2011 - 04:53 | 1312307 jeff montanye
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lord acton too.

Wed, 05/25/2011 - 20:19 | 1311080 Robslob
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Time to join "assbook" and "qwitter"

Wed, 05/25/2011 - 20:19 | 1311085 Tunga
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Sharing. 

Wed, 05/25/2011 - 20:29 | 1311114 TrustWho
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When young people learn what their parents know, (Nazis used public medical records to find Jews to slaughter) Facebook will die. When Facebook users understand "1984" and "Brave New World" and how their transparency is harming them, social networks will die.

The other side is people are sheep and love to be manipulated and humanity will go down a darker path.

Wed, 05/25/2011 - 20:36 | 1311127 Caviar Emptor
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I knew this would be big, really big. 

Just wait till the smaller, me-too copycats pile in for IPOs: always the least profitable, most improbable startups rack up 600%-day 1 gains (and become penny stocks within 10-18 months)

Sack will only have to pump single stocks not the whole market anymore. 

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