Facebook today is worth around $120 billion. So the market value of Facebook in the last two years has swung between about $40 billion and $120 billion, so maybe average it out to $80 billion. My point is Facebook actually sold the company. They actually sold the company to Yahoo (YHOO) in 2008 for $1 billion. But a very lucky thing happened, which was the financial crisis, and Yahoo reduced the offer by $200 million. And Facebook walked. It was literally how to lose. It’s like a horror story: how to lose $119 billion in five years.
A Facebook of the Future: Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg Show Us Their New Content, New Algorithms, and New Alliances [http://www.vanityfair.com/business/2013/05/facebook-future-mark-zuckerberg-sheryl-sandberg] : The best article about Facebook I’ve read in a long time – an excellent summary of recent history there.
Meat – a charming short story about mankind [http://www.terrybisson.com/page6/page6.html]: > “They’re made out of meat.” “Meat?” “Meat. They’re made out of meat.” “Meat?” “There’s no doubt about it. We picked up several from different parts of the planet, took them aboard our recon
Visceral Apps [http://mysterioustrousers.com/news/2013/3/25/visceral-apps-and-you]: > when properly done, a visceral app actually causes your body to release endorphins. Worth a read considering this was a real emphasis with Facebook Home and its UI physics too.