Facebook’s Sudden Realization That Stockmarkets are the Ultimate Social Media $FB $GOOG $SOCL


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Facebook (Nasdaq:FB) may be coming to a sudden realization that the stock market is the ultimate social media form. It has long been said that markets are conversations. Buy and sell decisions are honesty personified with a collateral validation of cold hard cash.

Instead of gathering information on users Facebook is the raw meat of investor opinion. It’s not how many likes you score. It’s all about there being more buy than sell.

Not sure if Team Facebook understands the point.

George Gutowski writes from a caveat emptor perspective.

Mubarak Accelerates Technology

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On behalf of Google (GOOG), Facebook, Twitter, iPhone and technology in general I would like to thank Egypt’s President Mubarak. By trying to shut down social media, blogs, the internet and cell phones you have motivated tens of thousands to find ways to circumvent political power and enhance technology and democracy.

Necessity is the mother of invention.

We still have no idea but in this crisis much technology has been enhanced and developed which will have useful commercial applications that we can only guess at. Not exactly what investors had in mind when they purchase the Egypt ETF (EGPT) but there you go.

Disclosure: “George Gutowski” writes from a “caveat emptor perspective.” I hold no positions in stocks mentioned in this post. I do not intend to initiate any new positions within the next 72 hours.