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Facebook Has Lost Half Its Value Since IPO: Is Facebook in Decline?

Daryl 2012/08/16 19:00:00
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ASSOCIATED PRESS reports:Facebook's stock plunged to a new low Thursday after the expiration of a ban that had prevented some early investors and insiders from dumping millions of additional shares they own in the social-networking leader.
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  • Loki 2012/08/17 15:09:33
    Yes
    Loki
    +5
    tags are stupid

    Honestly, I find myself less and less inclined to be on facebook. I have most of my high school on there now and it just reminds me how I'm glad I'm not there anymore. Internet needs to get back to its roots: porn.

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  • amy 2012/08/24 13:23:03
    No
    amy
    Once they figure out how to make money through the mobile app, stocks will go back up.
  • Lanikai 2012/08/20 19:30:26
    Yes
    Lanikai
    +2
    I have a FB account, but only to keep up with church people.

    Between the spybot warnings, virus warnings and relentless advertising it is seriously annoying now.
  • Morgan Ulrich 2012/08/20 17:23:51
    Yes
    Morgan Ulrich
    +3
    I sure hope so. I want to delete my account, but facebook will only allow me to disable it, which means that people still post on my wall and act as though I am not gone at all. Screw facebook.
  • kurtanderson1 2012/08/20 16:18:22
    Yes
    kurtanderson1
    I call it "in your face book". It's a bragging app.
  • Wizard 2012/08/20 16:11:37
    No
    Wizard
    It started out over valued, but it should seek a level where it is stable. I have found myself using it more than before. It probably has a few years left in it. I just wish it has more features on the mobile app such as better editing.

    Sodahead is not much better. The app I am on makes me sign back in everytime I change a page. And replies does not work. Typos can't be fixed if won't open up for it and wants a login. Facebook works a little better but you can't share from the app.

    If Facebook wants to survive, they have to remove the bugs in their app. Most status updates are done from mobiles are are here to stay. Mine is a Samsung btw. If I have typos...they will have to wait for my desktop much later.
  • MsDianna 2012/08/20 03:55:44
    Yes
    MsDianna
    +2
    I wouldn't invest!
  • Ann 2012/08/20 01:01:08
    Yes
    Ann
    +2
    Face book is silly and as far a posting for my business, it does not work. Perhaps other people have better luck, but from talking to others i get the answer, they do not get new clients. It's takes up a lot of time for nothing and you have NO Privacy.
  • MOMMA THOMAS 2012/08/19 23:27:06
    Yes
    MOMMA THOMAS
    +2
    LOOKS LIKE IT...
  • raraXOX 2012/08/19 19:47:35
    Yes
    raraXOX
    +1
    I know a lot of people who deleted their accounts recently, I never had one to begin with though.
  • GoatHorns 2012/08/19 18:26:52
    No
    GoatHorns
    +2
    it was just over-priced to begin with. the market is correcting the price, at the expense of the suckers who fell for the scam.

    money scam
  • Pistol Pete 2012/08/19 17:37:18
    Yes
    Pistol Pete
    +1
    Going the way of MySpace
  • james.bowman.146 2012/08/19 17:32:21
    No
    james.bowman.146
    +1
    The stock has. Not the site itself. People are using it more than ever.
  • Roger 2012/08/19 15:22:31
    Yes
    Roger
    Honestly facebook has no real value because it is not monotized if zuckerburg could monotize it it would have a value but being that he stole the programing form the winklevoss twins he proably has no idea how to do that
  • Walter Harris 2012/08/19 06:33:08
    Yes
    Walter Harris
    +1
    I pray that it falls completely apart. two faced weisels
  • Fredrick House 2012/08/19 01:53:17
    Yes
    Fredrick House
    +1
    never really liked it in the first place, too many people invading privacy. Use it only when I have to. My kids use it and send me pictures. I had rather use email
  • JERSEYDUDE 2012/08/18 20:38:14
    Yes
    JERSEYDUDE
    +1
    myspace didnt last forever and neither will Facebook
  • sharkhead 2012/08/18 18:49:49
    Yes
    sharkhead
    +1
    It's been in decline since it started going public.
  • Ejayt7 2012/08/18 17:27:56
    Yes
    Ejayt7
    By Facebook.com, hello Sodahead.com is the future!
  • bye 2012/08/18 15:44:46
    No
    bye
    Initially lots of companies start high and fall off only to rebound later GM did the same thing sold high then went down.
  • Ian 2012/08/18 08:32:49
  • marcuss LIBERALS ARE TRAITORS 2012/08/18 04:50:27
    Yes
    marcuss LIBERALS ARE TRAITORS
    +1
    If you bought stock you are a IDIOT.
  • mblack 2012/08/18 03:49:36
    Yes
    mblack
    +1
    How does facebook make money off those crappy, lifeless, stale ads. Sodahead has a better ad engine than facebook.
  • I(◕‿◕✿)I 2012/08/18 02:13:57
    Yes
    I(◕‿◕✿)I
    +1
    I just don't like Facebook. I stopped using it a long time ago.. Not for privacy reasons, it's just not worth my time.
  • Ian I(◕‿◕✿)I 2012/08/18 08:37:15
  • I(◕‿◕✿)I Ian 2012/08/19 03:28:58
    I(◕‿◕✿)I
    +1
    Lol well, maybe go outside (e u o) If you want to that is..
    And I think the rule applies for any social networking site. WOW, Facebook, twitter, etc.
    It's quite common for people to be on hours at a time (o.o) ..I think? Idk.. I only use this..
  • the judgebigdogeagle-~PWCM~JLA 2012/08/18 01:43:00
    Yes
    the judgebigdogeagle-~PWCM~JLA
    +1
    If I did not like Spotify, I would not have a Facebook account. I just shut down my My Space account.
  • Dan 2012/08/18 00:57:46
    Yes
    Dan
    +3
    But it was overpriced to begin with.
  • heirsoftheking 2012/08/17 21:27:05
    Yes
    heirsoftheking
    +1
    Atleast as a publicly traded stock. But then again, that's one of the setbacks you can have when your company becomes a publicly traded stock.
  • alun.palmer 2012/08/17 21:19:15
    No
    alun.palmer
    Not quite yet. It was just overvalued. Of course, nothing lasts forever, as the Aberdonian said when he spat out his chewing gum.
  • alun.pa... alun.pa... 2012/08/17 21:21:15
    alun.palmer
    (That's a very old joke by comedian Arthur Askey - Brits make jokes about Scots being mean with money, and Scots make the same jokes about people from Aberdeen)
  • moviebuff 2012/08/17 17:31:17
    Yes
    moviebuff
    I don't even know why the company became publicly traded in the first place. This age of information is always evolving. Things change, people maybe on facebook now but what about in 5 years or 15? Yahoo can make it work because they are constantly doing something different. Always uploading new information. People will always be interested. I don't know just my thought.
  • flrdsgns 2012/08/17 16:51:10
    No
    flrdsgns
    +1
    No, I think it was overpriced to begin with. It is still a very popular site.
  • ☆ QueenAline 2012/08/17 16:39:10
    Yes
    ☆ QueenAline
    +1
    too much information...and privacy is lost.
  • democoach 2012/08/17 16:28:17
    Yes
    democoach
    +1
    i don't indertsand why they went into the stocks, people don;t want to spend money on facebook!
  • Loki 2012/08/17 15:09:33
    Yes
    Loki
    +5
    tags are stupid

    Honestly, I find myself less and less inclined to be on facebook. I have most of my high school on there now and it just reminds me how I'm glad I'm not there anymore. Internet needs to get back to its roots: porn.
  • V~POTL~PWCM~JLA 2012/08/17 14:58:50
    Yes
    V~POTL~PWCM~JLA
    +1
    Facebook is in decline, but it has no real connection to the IPO. They would STILL be in decline, even if the company never went public.

    As a platform for selling ads, FB is a distant second to search engines like Google. FB knows who your friends are, and a little bit about what you are doing at the moment. But Google knows what you are looking for. Big difference. There is only so much upside to be had from scavenging your users' friends list. And the most lucrative ways to exploit this information require intolerable, sleazy tactics.

    The IPO is a separate issue. The company was incredibly overpriced, and sold to foolish investors. At a reasonable Price to Earnings ratio of 15 (same as Google), this is a $4 stock (vs. a current price of $19 and IPO of $38). In what universe does it make sense to buy at a ridiculously high PE when better companies with bigger earnings are competing in the same market?

    Consider other companies in the tech sector, over the time that FB has been a public company. Which is the underachiever? Could it be the $19 stock of a $4 company?

    FB overpriced
  • susan V~POTL~... 2012/08/17 15:23:46 (edited)
    susan
    +1
    Good points. Also, the IPO came just after Facebook had convinced many of the newspapers in this country to used it for their readers' commenting sections.
    That exposed Facebook users who commented to a total lack of privacy, opening them up to harassment and other dangerous situations if they commented. The number of such comments across the country at all newspapers who use Facebook is way down. (though I do understand that it has reduced the problem comments and the need for newspapers to moderate their comment pages.)
  • Buoyant Leadraft 2012/08/17 14:57:29
    Yes
    Buoyant Leadraft
    i think only losers in the first place join facebook.
    What is the attraction in plastering your face all over the internet. Most facebook users will end up getting canned or not hired due to things they posted or said on facebook.

    SMART PEOPLE NEVER HAVE USED FACEBOOK....EVER!
  • CrazyDeen0 2012/08/17 14:31:41
    No
    CrazyDeen0
    No matter how ridiculous facebook is... it will continue to attract attention whores no matter what. Something tells me Sodahead has some secret obsession with facebook with as many blogs as they put out about the site. Isn't this site supposed to mirror facebook to a degree? Isn't that the reason(s) this site changed it's whole layout from its original to be more like Facebook?
  • democoach CrazyDeen0 2012/08/17 16:30:05
    democoach
    i would have never guessed soda head was tying to copy facebook, as they are two completely different types of social media! facebook is to keep in touch with friends, sodahead is indended for opinions and questions1

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