Kara Swisher

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Viral Graphic: Visualizing the Facebook IPO

Social media dude Greg Voakes did a data visualization of what a Facebook IPO would look like, making it look cooler than it probably will be.

As I wrote last week, the social networking behemoth is planning a honking big public offering for late May, which could bring in $10 billion on a $100 billion valuation.

That is certainly a lot of dough — which Facebook will need to battle Google and others, while it also seeks world domination.

Enjoy:


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work