February 2, 2012
CONNECT WITH SMARTBRIEF  LinkedIn Facebook Twitter Google+ Blog 
SmartBrief on Social Business Special Report
Sign up|Forward|Archive|Advertise

Facebook files for IPO
After months of speculation, Facebook on Wednesday filed a Form S-1 with the Securities and Exchange Commission, announcing its intention to go public.

It's the biggest online media and finance story of the young year, and promises to be the most lucrative tech initial public offering in U.S. history -- possibly the richest IPO of any kind. On Facebook's first trading day, expected sometime this spring, the company could be valued at as much as $100 billion.

This SmartBrief on Social Media Special Report takes a deep dive into the user and financial data released by Facebook and looks at what might be in store for Facebook and its 845 million active users down the road.

Feel free to share this report with your colleagues and encourage them to sign up for the free daily edition of SmartBrief on Social Media.
News and Analysis 
  • Facebook IPO to mark an entrepreneurial milestone
    Facebook's initial public offering is expected to be a milestone of the changes wrought by the Internet over the past 20 years, writes Sam Gustin. It also confirms the emergence of a young, digitally empowered entrepreneurial generation driven by the potential for social change in the services they provide. Time.com/Business blog (2/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Other News
SES New York Conference & Expo takes a critical look at the latest developments to help marketers traverse the quickly developing landscape, with a special focus on the latest digital marketing trends and the latest technology launches from Google, Facebook, LinkedIn and more. Register with SMB20 and Save 20%. Join the discussion #SESConf.
Facebook IPO: By the Numbers 
 SES New York Conference & Expo, March 19-23
Discover all the tools and trades of online marketing, from managing complex PPC to link building, keyword research, SEO, social media, and much more. Experience 5 days of unparalleled education from the industry’s top experts, access to 100+ exhibitors in our expo hall, and abundant networking events. Save 20% when you use code SMB20. REGISTER NOW.

Facebook Goes Mobile 
  • Other News
The Future of Facebook 
  • Other News
We think the world's information infrastructure should resemble the social graph -- a network built from the bottom up or peer-to-peer, rather than the monolithic, top-down structure that has existed to date. We also believe that giving people control over what they share is a fundamental principle of this rewiring."
--Mark Zuckerberg, co-founder and CEO of Facebook, from his letter in the company's IPO filing
LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

 Andy Sernovitz, Editor at Large
Andy Sernovitz is the New York Times best-selling author of "Word of Mouth Marketing: How Smart Companies Get People Talking" and the blog "Damn, I Wish I'd Thought of That!" He runs WordofMouth.org, where marketers and entrepreneurs learn to be great at word of mouth marketing, and SocialMedia.org, the community for social media leaders at the world's greatest brands.
Subscriber Tools
Print friendly format  | Web version  | Search past news  | Archive  | Privacy policy

Publisher: Dena Malouf (202) 407-7837
Job Board: jobhelp@smartbrief.com 
Read more at SmartBrief.com
 Recent SmartBrief on Social Business Issues:   Editor: Ambreen Ali
Contributing Editor: Ben Whitford

Mailing Address:
SmartBrief, Inc.®, 555 11th ST NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC 20004
© 1999-2015 SmartBrief, Inc.® Legal Information