Long term investors want facebook shares I think. They don't want to overpay for them no, but for them to sell them hard the shares would have to be up a lot higher than they open @. Zynga is a poor comparison so I won't.
I'm just saying the buzz is worth a play *I promise not to be greedy or stupid*. It's risky but I know for a fact there are people out there who want every share facebook is offering and have the money to buy them. So I know there is demand for the shares. I don't have to marry them but that's just me, some people marry their stocks. And if I see them trading cheap down the line it's a good chance to buy Zuckerberg to me. People who don't work @ facebook want facebook shares in their 401k's some time down the line.
One or two brilliant ideas and facebook adds value quickly & easily.
facebook stores? The diversity of the world is on facebook so the diversity of opportunities helps facebook by allowing them to change easier. Right now they change too much. These recent changes better be value adding. There's a lot they can do to add value. facebook school? Whole other facebook accounts not connected to your personal account. "go to meeting" looking rooms on facebook where meetings and classes and webinars happen. Of course there's no free lunch. facebook has to grow... a lot..... fast. And that is never easy. The IPO has to do well or it dooms the rest of the social media co.'s that want to go public. Dooms might be a bit much to say but it might not be also.. so.
Weather you like facebook or use facebook means nothing. There are tuns of people who do so.... yeah. We will see, but I'd bet on Zuck. The kid did it and "doing" is everything.