This über-cool status update on Facebook will be tough to beat. The social networking behemoth co-founder and CEO posted this morning the following status update. It reads: “Mark Zuckerberg listed a company on NASDAQ”.

The 29-year old entrepreneur has timed the post just ahead of the opening bell this morning so yeah, this particular status update has been conceived with today’s special occasion in mind.

That’s as awesome as awesome gets, if you ask us. Think you can do better than that?

Oh, and the “four others”?


As you know, Facebook is going for a $104 billion market valuation based on their $34-$38 a piece price target from Wednesday. The real stock price will be known when Facebook actually hits the New York Stock Exchange at around 11am Eastern today. Shares will trade under the ticker symbol $FB on the Nasdaq.

UPDATE: Shares opened at $43 a piece, a 13.25 percent increase that values the company at a whopping $117.7 billion.

Here’s Zuck remotely ringing the opening bell at Nasdaq from his company’s headquarters in Menlo Park, California.

The company will be issuing pretty-looking paper certificates during the initial-public offering (IPO) to mark the special occasion. Facebook IPO has been deemed a water-shed event and is bound to go down in history as the largest initial-public offering for a starting company to date.

The Wall Street Journal has a nice collection of web parodies mocking the Facebook IPO.

The $104 billion valuation is comparable to Amazon’s market cap and it easily exceeds that of computer makers Hewlett-Packard and Dell combined. They company is also worth roughly 186 Myspaces, plus a couple of Yahoos, five Twitters and 10 AOLs.

Heck, the social networking giant is valued at more than half of Google and nearly eighteen times RIM’s market capitalization.

Image courtesy of The Next Web

What crazy times we live in, eh?

If that didn’t give you a pause, here’s how Facebook stacks up against other publicly-traded tech giants.

Though I was wearing my hoodie writing this post, I sadly won’t be owning Facebook shares.

Some people, however, are willing to buy Facebook stock even if it rises as high as $4,000 (not a typo).

So, what would your status update be if you were in Zuck’s shoes and your social networking company was just about to go public?

Speaking of the IPO, make sure to like the iDB Facebook page.

  • Got a Lil brown on your nose there buddy wipe it off…..

  • mordechai eliyahu

    wow this website started with just jailbreak videos and step by step written of a “how to” then tweaks then news on apple prodcts and then news on apps from apple now just regular news? WTF ow well still this is my favorite website for Apple news

  • Anonymous

    Overvalued much ?

    Also, my status update if I’d been in his shoes : “/me listed a company on NASDAQ. Maybe it’s time you go and try accomplish something with your life instead of following the status updates of someone who’s not your friend!”

    Christian, please tell me you got that from someone else and actually aren’t such a looser as to follow Mr. Douche Face !

  • scott averett

    …And nobody cares..

  • Here’s an attempt to top it: Millions quit Facebook the day it goes public. They don’t regret it.

  • Spencer Averett

    ….And nobody cares…

  • Spencer Averett

    …And nobody cares…

    • Anonymous

      Are you ignorant or just outright retarded? This is huge news! The biggest IPO ever and we are lucky enough to witness it.

      • Anonymous

        You mean the most overvalued IPO ever ?

      • Anonymous

        I was referring to the over hype in general but yes I agree it is over valued. It was fun watching the under writers (Morgan Stanley) defend the stock at $38 though.

  • If I were in Zuck’s shoes, my status update would have been:

    “I’m still CEO, bitches”

  • Apple can’t even fit on that market value chart!

  • Anonymous

    WTF is it these days, i’m all for choice but seriously, is this what passes as news !!!

    • Siv

      Don’t blame iDownloadblog, blame Christian. His articles are a bore to say the least. Always writes a 10 page thesis on some boring topic that no one gives a rats ass about.

  • If Facebook is worth more than Apple, I’ll eat my socks.