Facebook Has Gone Public: Now What?

Posted by: Chelsea Lewis, social media marketing manager of Jennings Social Media & MarTech

The Facebook IPO is all that matters right now. Facebook is officially public, what can Facebook users gain from buying or selling stock in the social media giant?  In an article written by Adam Ostrow for Mashable, Ostrow details the main reason why Facebook users should be paying attention to Facebook’s IPO. This IPO has made history, but what will the future for Facebook be? Only time will tell.

Here are some key findings from the article:

If you’re in the vast majority of Facebook users that won’t be buying or selling stock when the social network goes public Friday, your view on the IPO may be an apathetic “so what?”

But there are lots of reasons that average Facebook users should be paying attention to Facebook’s IPO and what it means both now and in the future.

Let’s start with the money. Facebook will raise upwards of $15 billion in cash that it can put towards acquisitions, research and development, and hiring