Msg#: 4332626 posted 5:56 pm on Jun 29, 2011 (gmt 0)
Just in case some unsuspecting non-technical person happens to come along, maybe researching IPO stats on the company, there is a big difference between Users and actual unique Users.
For example there are corporations that may have a different user account for each of their individual brands. If there was a way of separating commercial users form private individuals we'd see a different story.
In fact I just updated a band's website for them, besides their individual user accounts for their own private activities they have a collective one for their band. That's not a unique user.
Unique users is where the real numbers are and we'll never know that.
Msg#: 4332626 posted 6:03 pm on Jun 29, 2011 (gmt 0)
Let's also not forget about the offshore entities that create Facebook farms of fake individuals so they can sell their "like" services for $3.99 per thousand fans of non-existing people. There is so much abuse of this type going on right now.
I know at times I come across as totally negative but I am not. I'm just trying to do my part to help bring awareness to unsuspecting individuals who can pour some of their life-savings into investing in an IPO in which the insiders are already planning their "short-selling" strategies to time it perfectly after launch.
Just have a look at what's happening with Linked-In right now for evidence.