Unless you've been living underneath a rock for the better part of a month (and maybe even then), you probably know that social networking giant Facebook will go public at the end of next week. The financial press has been covering this story like white on rice, and for good reason. Facebook has had a truly profound impact on the way hundreds of millions of people around the world interact with one another. And while its social impact goes relatively undisputed, buying Facebook's stock after its IPO has been called into question, especially for the average investor. To get a pulse on whether individual investors think buying Facebook's stock is a good idea, we surveyed more than 4,000 of our readers to get their opinions. We combined their thoughts into an infographic. Take a peek, share it with your friends, and leave your comments below.

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