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Facebook - investors start to offload shares

     
3:24 am on Apr 28, 2011 (gmt 0)

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A group of Facebook shareholders is seeking to offload $US1 billion worth of shares on the secondary market, a sale that would value the company at more than $US70 billion, according to five sources with direct knowledge of the situation.

It would represent one of the largest transactions of Facebook shares to date and points to a growing wariness among early-stage investors and employees who fear Facebook's growth cannot keep pace with its market valuation.

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Do webmasters share a similar sentiment on expectation of Facebook's performance?
1:27 pm on Apr 28, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Do webmasters share a similar sentiment on expectation of Facebook's performance?
Yes. There is a slowly growing backlash among many users due to spam-type issues. It is much like what we saw in the early days of email. I would add that more and more businesses are putting a very low number on what they are willing to invest in managing FB. There is a growing unease about building an audience in a network controlled by someone else (a la Google, only worse).
2:05 pm on Apr 28, 2011 (gmt 0)

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As if no one saw this coming? The company is valued way too high in a market where companies come and go.
11:19 pm on Apr 28, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Have you ever tried to run ads on Facebook? Horrible ROI. If they can't get people to advertise, then were is the value?