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dlhunter wrote:
Jul 25th, 2014 12:01 pm
re: potential of growth
1. share of mobile ad revenue has barely moved since last Q. it's getting mature and since most of the users have mobile app, growth here will not be explosive (unless FB keeps adding new users).
2. payments/fees for in-app purchases will suffer as users migrate to mobile and FB will not get its cut (GOOG and APPL will).
3. Ad/payments revenue solely depends on teens still loving FB. If teens decide it's not cool anymore, guess what will happen.
4. FB business (ads/payments) is up against GOOG model. GOOG is no slouch, they have talent and means to innovate. FB is stepping on GOOG toes and stealing some of the ad revenue.
cool. well you have your reasons. a lot of assumptions but your stance isn't totally unreasonable.

but i like what fb is doing with instagram, whatsapp, etc. I like the video ads coming up

I have a sad story, this morning when i checked fb i came across a bunch of condolence postings on my friends fb page. she was 30, had a 2 year old baby boy.... I wasn't close with her but through fb I learned of her passing. fb is a tool

I realized they've now hit a critical mass - people can't simply leave en-mass. cool or uncool, new teenagers or not, it's a great way to keep up with old acquaintances. there's tremendous value in that.
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ItechJester wrote:
Jul 25th, 2014 10:01 pm
cool. well you have your reasons. a lot of assumptions but your stance isn't totally unreasonable.

but i like what fb is doing with instagram, whatsapp, etc. I like the video ads coming up

I have a sad story, this morning when i checked fb i came across a bunch of condolence postings on my friends fb page. she was 30, had a 2 year old baby boy.... I wasn't close with her but through fb I learned of her passing. fb is a tool

I realized they've now hit a critical mass - people can't simply leave en-mass. cool or uncool, new teenagers or not, it's a great way to keep up with old acquaintances. there's tremendous value in that.
You're not really keeping up with old acquaintances. You're just wasting your time being a voyeur on other people's lives for hours every day/week. Keeping up with people involves human interaction like getting together, visiting, going for dinner, etc., not sitting in front of a screen.

It's like those slideshows of people's trips I had to sit through when I was a kid. I got better things to do with my time like actually seeing my friends.
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eonibm wrote:
Mar 21st, 2015 10:46 am
You're not really keeping up with old acquaintances. You're just wasting your time being a voyeur on other people's lives for hours every day/week. Keeping up with people involves human interaction like getting together, visiting, going for dinner, etc., not sitting in front of a screen.

It's like those slideshows of people's trips I had to sit through when I was a kid. I got better things to do with my time like actually seeing my friends.
Yeah that’s a great point. It’s important to spend time with people the old fashioned way; especially those of us who are too busy for trivial things.

But that’s not everyone. Lots of people make time to relax, spend 5-10 minutes a day to check social media (ie facebook, twitter, RFD…)

Better things to do with our time
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It's good for people that like to stalk haha
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ItechJester wrote:
Mar 21st, 2015 6:42 pm
Yeah that’s a great point. It’s important to spend time with people the old fashioned way; especially those of us who are too busy for trivial things.

But that’s not everyone. Lots of people make time to relax, spend 5-10 minutes a day to check social media (ie facebook, twitter, RFD…)

Better things to do with our time
Spending 5 to 10 minutes a day on Facebook is like trying to eat one Pringles. Just doesn't happen. It's always way more.
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eonibm wrote:
Mar 22nd, 2015 12:01 am
Spending 5 to 10 minutes a day on Facebook is like trying to eat one Pringles. Just doesn't happen. It's always way more.
Thanks, now I know why I f@cking hate Pringles! :)
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eonibm wrote:
Mar 22nd, 2015 12:01 am
Spending 5 to 10 minutes a day on Facebook is like trying to eat one Pringles. Just doesn't happen. It's always way more.
Thanks I guess? For helping put my kids through college?
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$100+ by the fall.

Oculus will be big next year, as will instagram monetization..... going be to a great next couple of years!
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ItechJester wrote:
Jul 23rd, 2015 6:03 pm
$100+ by the fall.

Oculus will be big next year, as will instagram monetization..... going be to a great next couple of years!
You know it was $99.25 2 days ago right? More like $100+ next week :razz:
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You know it was $99.25 2 days ago right? More like $100+ next week :razz:
Yeah I know, but ER is next week. And you just never know with ER for tech stocks...... plus I wanted to be conservative because once I post it on RFD it's here permanently! :D

I've had this baby for a while, no intention of selling anytime soon. going to continue to ride this bad boy! Choo Choo!
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so that was a boring call. they beat top & bottom

seems like it's business as usual at FB HQ. They keep making money. Slight dip AH but I don't expect that to hold. Maybe market was expecting too much?
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Read mostly positive expectations even after AH dip. Hoping that dip is erased by morning and we start seeing some raised PTs. Read a couple analyst remarks that expect is to "blow through $100" so here's hoping
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My reply in the other thread
what-did-you-buy-what-might-you-buy-136 ... st23177163

FB after hours is another madness
from initial drop to $90.50 and back to $97 during CC and now below $94 again

Total manipulation for/by traders. Buy-and-Hold investors should just ignore <-- I keep telling myself that, especially now everyone's afraid of pulling a $TWTR screwup

Someone posted this on StockTwits, look at the move after hours
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