“People with an account were found to be more extraverted and narcissistic, whereas those without an account were found to be more conscientious and shyer. They found that those without an account experienced more social loneliness, but those with an account experienced more family loneliness. They also looked at time spent on Facebook per day among users and found time spent was positively correlated with neuroticism and loneliness and negatively correlated with conscientiousness. All of these effects tended to be small. These findings seem comparable to those of a study comparing users of Facebook and Twitter respectively which found that people who preferred Facebook tended to be more extraverted and sociable compared to Twitter users, but also more neurotic and less intellectually oriented.”
Betaworks just released a beta of their new photo sharing app & service, Swirl. To add insult to the injury of requiring Facebook for signup, there I was in one of only three photos they show new users before signing up or signing in. So frustrating!

Betaworks just released a beta of their new photo sharing app & service, Swirl. To add insult to the injury of requiring Facebook for signup, there I was in one of only three photos they show new users before signing up or signing in. So frustrating!

felixsalmon:

Facebook’s valuation. Blue bars are what it was trading for on SecondMarket; the red bar is what the public markets think.
(via Facebook’s SecondMarket muppets | Felix Salmon)

I like your cachet argument but have always felt that Second Market buyers are mistakenly using preferred equity with liquidation preference as comps whereas no one has that confusion in the public markets.

felixsalmon:

Facebook’s valuation. Blue bars are what it was trading for on SecondMarket; the red bar is what the public markets think.

(via Facebook’s SecondMarket muppets | Felix Salmon)

I like your cachet argument but have always felt that Second Market buyers are mistakenly using preferred equity with liquidation preference as comps whereas no one has that confusion in the public markets.

Biz ops predicting the FB IPO open, high, close, and first day chart (with volume).

Biz ops predicting the FB IPO open, high, close, and first day chart (with volume).

Facebook quietly purchased a patent bundle from Friendster’s current owner, Malaysian Internet company MOL Global, in May 2010, and handed over 3.6 million shares as part of the price tag. The deal was valued around $40 million at the time, according to GigaOm and other tech blogs.

If Facebook’s shares price at $35, the high end of its proposed range, Friendster’s stake will be worth $127 million.

“We’ve moved in the gaming space from the age of artists to the age of mathematicians.”