Monthly Archives: February 2012

Where’s the news about Facebook’s IPO?

Zuckerberg’s Facebook will soon be available for trade on NYSE under the ticker symbol FB.

According to The Huffington Post, Facebook applied to its IPO on Feb. 1, but where is the news on all this? This is a major change to one of the most influential and powerful sites on the web.

Over the past eight years that Facebook has been in business, we have slowly given up personal information and a day-to-play of our lives. Facebook has gathered countless terabytes of information of its 875 million users and has always been prudent of privacy changes. Most privacy changes with the social networking site make headlines nationwide, but not this one.

As a student, planning on building a future in social media, I have heard very little about Mark Zuckerberg’s decision to make his company a publicly traded company. Am I only one that is concerned that more people will be involved in the decisions made about my personal information?

The company will most likely not be publicly traded for the next couple of months, but as that day approaches, I hope more information about this social media intentions become available.

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Tragedy Isn’t Always a Bad Thing

JORDIE OETKEN/THE NEWS

Everyone in the Jackson-Purchase area has been affected by the Eggner’s Ferry Bridge collapse in late January. Some commuters have added an extra hour to their commute. Internet services have had to redirect traffic to different lines. Not all business have been hurt, some are helped by the long detours around the Land Between the Lakes region.

A Good Thing Consignment Shop, located on the south end of Murray, has seen business grow since the collapse. Traffic forced to travel south has allowed some customers to find the originally hard-to-find consignment store. The new traffic is bringing in both consigners and customers, essential to their business.

A Good Thing views the bridge collapse as not a tragedy, but as free advertising; therefore making tragedy not always a bad thing.

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