Facebook IPO Analysis

Collection of charts summing up a perspective and Facebook IPO Analysis curating and focusing on all the buzz leading up to the big event, and the controversy proceeding it.

Shares in the social-media giant Facebook (NAS: FB) have been public for more than two weeks now. The bad news is that they’re down more than 35% since opening at $42 on May 18. The good news is that things could have been a lot worse.

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Facebook Stock Price to Twitter Sentiment Correlation

If you had traded FB Stock the IPO Opening day based on Twitter sentiment signals, how would you have done? Think Twitter could be a valid indicator of Facebook Stock Price?

Probably pretty well! Claims data collection and analysis company Datasift.

They monitored Twitter’s social data and its relation to the Facebook stock price. What they found was pretty interesting: the positive and negative posts on Twitter mirrored the fluctuations in Facebook stock price.

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TweetFuel: Measure Twitter with a FuelBand

Awesome hack by StinkDigital - they setup a Nike+ FuelBand to measure the “health” of their twitter account. It’s been rigged up via an Arduino board and motor kit to read #TweetFuel tagged tweets, digesting each tweeters followers, along with total retweets and mentions to power the spins of the Nike+ FuelBand, ultimately measuring the health of their own Twitter Feed.

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Inspirational Video by Buddy Media CEO Michael Lazerow

Buddy Media was acquired by SalesForce last week for $689 million. Amazing journey and accomplishment for a small start-up, now part of one of the best companies in the world. But for Michael Lazerow the journey started much earlier. Michael has a heart condition and cheated death a few times - he opens up and share his story with the world. He made a video with a bit of his story, and bit around the acquisition, but sharing with the world the secret to life: conquer fear, and you’ll conquer the world.

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Viral Video Friday - Cristiano Ronaldo vs Rafa Nadal

Awesome ad featuring wwo of the world’s biggest athletes go head-to-head in a battle of explosive speed. On-court, Rafael Nadal’s supremacy is almost unrivaled, but against Cristiano Ronaldo and the new Mercurial Vapor VIII, things get interesting. Start serving soft balls, and slowly picking up… I want to see Ronaldo stop a 160mph serve with his chest in real life - that should hurt! :)

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Distorted Celebrity Faces Illusion

Like many interesting scientific discoveries, this one was an accident. Sean Murphy, an undergraduate student, was working alone in the lab on a set of faces for one of his experiments. He aligned a set of faces at the eyes and started to skim through them. After a few seconds, he noticed that some of the faces began to appear highly deformed and grotesque. He called it the “Flashed Face Distortion Effect”.

This is amazingly funny and entertaining … check it out.

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Sergey Brin shows off Project Glass [video]

Google co-founder Sergey Brin recently sat down with the Lieutenant Governor of California Gavin Newsom for an hour-long interview. Brin, as he has done in the past, wore the company’s Project Glass prototype, and even allowed Newsom to test them out. During the interview it is revealed that the device features a touch-sensitive trackpad that allows users to scroll through content.

When asked about a potential release, Brin states that he has “some hopes to maybe get it out sometime next year,” although he did caution “that’s still a little bit of a hope.”

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