How Will The Facebook IPO Affect You?
Millions of people flocked to the web recently to absorb the juicy details of news that Facebook is just about ready to go public. The buzz was so great that Facebook’s S-1 filing to the SEC caused a server-crash. Few people took the time however, to assess what the upcoming Facebook IPO means for them as individuals.
Chris Treadaway, the founder of Polygraph Media as well as the author of “Facebook Marketing: An Hour A Day”, has his own ideas of what impact the IPO will have. According to Treadaway, “Users will be affected because Facebook will be trying to do everything they can to increase revenues, increase profits, while kind of gradually, incrementally making the user experience a little more… advanced with every passing day.”
Now, the IPO hasn’t occurred, but in many respects, you can see how Mr Treadaway might be right. The last few months alone has seen Facebook implement a raft of design and stability changes, many of which were foisted upon the Facebook community. When it does go public and the demand for increase revenues from investors increase, Facebook will have no choice but to do much of the same. Already we are seeing Facebook’s relentless drive to attract advertisers, so at the very least, users can expect an increase presence of advertising during their social networking activities.
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