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After tomorrow, will Facebook change for better or worse?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by seoguy81, May 17, 2012.

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  1. seoguy81

    seoguy81 Power Member

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    Its been a different ballgame up until now for Zuckerberg. He could do what he wanted but come tomorrow, it will be a different story. Shareholders would like to see value for their investment.

    There's already rumors that FB is testing some new ways to monetize including the 'Spaghetti test' charging users in New Zealand to pay $2 to 'highlight' their post and make it reachable to the friends list in one's profile. More on the WSJ Article here.

    The more important question is for us webmasters/marketers.. FB will definitely change the playing ground.. and for example, I wouldn't be surprised if they make some clear classification between 'Paid/Premium' pages and 'Regular' pages for starters. Maybe limit the # of users to a free FB page or something like that.

    Either ways, I personally think that FB is making a mistake by going public. And although I wish not to say this.. it could give Google+ just the right leverage.
     
  2. craigygee

    craigygee Regular Member

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    A lot of people are switching over to google+. I like it a lot better than facebook. Fb has been screwing up for a while now.
     
  3. jsant07

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    They would be forced to go public eventually anyway
     
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    They'll find out that people don't like to pay for things they got for free.
     
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    After tomorrow facebook is doomed. The bottom line in some conference room somewhere will kill it, because now it will NEVER make enough money or shave enough expenses. Gonna make a lot of people rich first though.

    The idea that it is worth more than Kraft foods is insane, and the price is unsustainable.
     
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    think about your own sites..

    leave fb for zukbulshitberg
     
  7. Winchester

    Winchester BANNED BANNED

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    He isn't giving up control he can still do what he wants. The reason IPO was an issue for Google is Larry and Sergey would do things because they would be cool or make a difference and the shareholders screamed for profit. Zuck already focuses just on the profit. It's going to be no different. Facebook has topped out and will see no more growth, the stock will be an overall flop for most investors I'd imagine and the platform itself may or may not putter out
     
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    All links points to Google+ and/or Pinterest

    P.S: I might actually take Orkut/MySpace for spin and check out the landscape.. just in case.
     
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    After the IPO the next big buck Zuck will make, is gonna be after he sells the user database.
     
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    There's lots of ways to generate revenue without charging the user base.

    As said above - selling customer data is one. Revenue sharing and/or licensing with Zynga and similar companies that piggyback off of FB is another.

    Hell, they could even let companies send you messages directly if you were a specific fan of something. If you're a fan of the LA Kings perhaps you'd like to know about the jersey sale going on - etc etc etc.

    I don't think the valuation is correct but I think it has the potential to be correct. Last I heard each FB user was worth about a few dollars a year. All they have to do is up that a bit and they are right in the ballpark. A company's valuation should be (this is greatly oversimplifying but...) somewhere in the 5-6 times it's revenue + any major assets or I.P.
     
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    I remember when myspace was the coolest social networking site around. And then it just seemed like over night everyone got over it and facebook was king.

    Facebook is on the decline. The main reason why people moved away from myspace was the amount of spam. Facebook is getting there, with all of these branch out requests, socialcam clogging up my newsfeed, and massive amounts of extremely annoying event invites.

    In the very near future Facebook will be toppled and there will be a new player - Google+ possibly, or possibly its something that we've never heard of before, something we've never seen. Time will tell.

    In order to stay relevant, Zuckerberg better hope that he has someone else's idea to steal.
     
  12. Zuckerberg

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    Guys stop raging about me, i'm changing the world for better :).

    Just joking, i think it'll ruin facebook going public tomorrow.. even though it's already gone hugely down hill.
     
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    LMAO!!

    Greed always kill even the best business principles. Look what happened to Google. Facebook will have to answer to investors when they don't meet expected quarters. That's when companies get desperate and do stupid shit.
     
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    Sounds more like you guys hope the site will fail.

    I think it's going to continue doing just fine. It's growth couldn't possibly continue to be as explosive as it's been (they're going to reach a cap on the users that they can access). I'm sure they've got plans to keep the ship afloat.
     
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    only time will tell. lets wait and grab some popcorn :)
     
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    G-S-T Executive VIP Jr. VIP

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    Im sticking with facebook until i bleed every last $ out of that Zucker... I mean sucker. Then move onto the next big thing :)
     
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    Both Facebook & Google are horrible companies.

    Both will fail in the long run.
     
  18. Moto801

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    It seems like everyone here can predict the future...

    If facebook holds on to it's active userbase for the next 10+ years then they will do well, if they lose their active userbase they
    will fail. I don't think anyone can predict that, not even facebook themselves.
     
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    Thing is if Facebook starts to fail like everyone is predicting, that will definitely help us BHers in two key ways. 1) it will lead to fb opening the doors that will better aid our marketing techniques ie. Taking the 5000 friend limit cap off main profiles, decreasing some restrictions with starting a new profile to help there new members quota etc.. 2) The more advanced gurus and coders get a chance to start a new line of bots and friend assets for FB's replacement! Even noobs like myself get a crack at it being that this is where the apps will most likely hit first!

    R.I.P. Facebook , and Hello 4 figures a day PayPal!!!