This week in Facebook @e1evation

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The Facebook IPO is now history and the dust is settling. How will the social media and the rest of the market react? How will the IPO affect social media trends? That story remains to be written…

I see two trends that may affect Facebook and social media long term; the occupy movement and privacy concerns. Let me explain…

I find it humorous in a way [sad in others] that some Facebook customers are asking for a cut of Facebook’s overwhelming profits. Is there another example of ‘products’ asking for a share of the producer’s profits? If so, I can’t think of one at the moment…

…but this is a world where the 99% rail against the 1% and question an organization’s right to make a profit. If you don’t want Facebook, don’t use it. Weigh the pros and cons and make an intelligent decision that you can live with. In the meantime, don’t be surprised that YOU are the pig in the picture…

The privacy issue is becoming more of a concern to me. I think one of the things that bothers me most about the Facebook IPO is that the overwhelming success seems to gloss over people’s privacy concerns. Has the market voted for profits over privacy? Perhaps…

Ponder that! In the meantime, here’s my weekly roundup of Facebook trends…

Is there life after the IPO?

Is there life after the IPO?

Is there life after the IPO?

Is there life after the IPO?

Is there life after the IPO?

Is there life after the IPO?

Is there life after the IPO?

Is there life after the IPO?

http://storify.com/e1evation/facebook-trends-for-this-week

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