Facebook is going to become a stock you can invest in as of today. If you haven’t already heard this news, you probably don’t even know what Facebook is (in which case: How’d you get here?).
Either way, Eduardo Saverin—the press-shy founder of Facebook who was famously ousted from the company in its early days, thus giving The Social Network a plot and Saverin a decent-sized cash settlement—has spoken on the matter of the Facebook IPO…
Saverin, it’s worth noting, posted about the I.P.O. before Sean Parker and Mark Zuckerberg posted on it.
It also occurs to Betabeat now that we’re in officially in the era of somewhat-obscure-but-no-less-‘historical’ figures having their onw personal comment sections. Which are, in a word, hilarious.
UPDATE: Saverin just posted to his wall a shot of the very first Facebook login screen, noting:
“With the IPO filing here, a look back in time: “thefacebook” homepage when the site first launched in February 4, 2004, only available at the time for students and alumni from Harvard University.”
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