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Everything You Need To Know About Facebook S-1 Filing

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Facebook filed for a $5 billion IPO on February 1.

“There are more than two billion global Internet users, according to an industry source, and we aim to connect all of them,” the company said in its S-1 form, published by the SEC.

Here are some of the best stats and facts from the S-1:


How To Set Up Facebook Subscribe

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Article From HuffingtonPost Written By Mandy Jenkins 

When Facebook launched its Subscribe feature in mid-September, quite a few journalists sighed in relief. This, we thought, is what we needed: A way to communicate with a larger audience of readers while maintaining a somewhat private personal life behind a friend wall. I’m sure it’s a great option to other professionals, celebrities and wannabe celebrities as well.

I enabled subscriptions the day they launched, mostly to test it out. After all, who would be interested in reading the occasionally inane updates of a non-famous non-reporter? More than 9,000 subscribers later, I found out.

In the six weeks since, I’ve found some things I like and dislike about the feature. This ongoing experiment has helped me to formulate a few tips that may help anyone who wants to use this feature.


Nominees For ‘Time’ Person Of The Year 2011 Are…

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Time magazine recently announced that the late Steve Jobs has been nominated to be the magazine’s 2011 Person of the Year. If he wins, he would be the first person to receive the award posthumously and the second tech titan to win in as many years. Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg took home the honor in 2010.

Jobs has graced the cover of Time several times. Since his first appearance in 1982, Jobs has been on the cover alone, or accompanied by one of his inventions, a total of seven times, including a memorial cover the week he died.

But not everyone thinks the Apple co-founder deserves the Person of the Year title. International Business Times argued that, though Jobs has contributed much in his lifetime, during 2011 specifically his cancer battle prevented him from doing enough to qualify for the honor.

“When judged on his contributions to the world this year, Jobs had understandably done very little compared to the other nominees,” wrote the IBT, also pointing out that while Jobs’ products have made our lives more enjoyable, the contributions he has made do not measure up to other nominees who are “fighting to make the world a better place.”


How To Use The New Facebook To See Who Unfriends You

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For many, being “unfriended” is a fate worse than death.

But it’s not something you’d know about right away.

In previous versions of Facebook, there was no easy way to see which of your “friends” had decided to sever your relationship on the social network. Sure, you could always go to their profile to check, but that required the effort of remembering who they were.

While “old Facebook” made the online friendship breakup a bit less-in-your-face, the new Facebook Timelinemakes it way easier to see who’s decided to ax your online friendship.

If you’ve already enabled your new profile, you can check it out right now.


Catch Oprah Live Video Interview At Facebook

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The talk show queen is scheduled to do a live video interview with Facebook on Thursday, September 8, almost exactly a year after Oprah brought Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on her show.

The discussion with Oprah will be streamed via Facebook Live and will kick off at 1:30PM PT. Facebook is inviting people to submit their questions for Oprah on a Facebook Page dedicated to the event.

Some of the queries submitted so far include, “Mrs. Winfrey, if you had one week to live what would you do with your week?” or “What drives you Oprah to stay connected with the people of the world?” One user also asked Oprah to ask Barbra Streisand a question on her behalf (“We know that you are friends with Barbra Streisand… Could you please thank Barbra Streisand for my husband and I? Because of Barbra, we met the love of our lives – each other!”).