The Social IPOs
When Facebook Opens Itself Up for Purchase This Year, Make Sure You're Not Doing the Same Thing
We’ve all seen the 2010 hit The Social Network, a sharp, glamorous look at the inception of Facebook and some of the hitches along its path to being the most revolutionary web-based form of communication since email. If someone were to make a sequel, we could summarize it in one sentence: everyone—and I mean everyone—involved even tangentially with Facebook gets rich. Filthy rich. Haven’t-showered-in-a-month filthy. Even the Winklevoss twins (or “the Winklevii” as they are referred to in the film) were given $20 million cash and millions more in Facebook stock options after they sued Mark Zuckerberg for allegedly stealing their idea."