3 Reasons to Buy Facebook
Oct 13th 2012 6:00PM
Updated Oct 13th 2012 6:02PM
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Facebook is one of the most talked-about companies right now -- and the talk seems mostly negative. John and David will go over three reasons to buy the company. Facebook has more than 1 billion users. That is an incredibly powerful platform of people. Critics wonder why Facebook hasn't grabbed more ad dollars. The answer is that it takes time and effort. And just because General Motors didn't find a good ad solution, that doesn't mean other companies won't. Facebook will always be a work in progress.
Critics may also say Facebook has a mobile problem. But with 500 million very engaged mobile users and lots of ideas, over time, Facebook will discover lots of ways to monetize its mobile platform.
The final reason to buy shares is that Facebook, in the future, will be more than just ads. Could it create a competitor to LinkedIn or a commerce network that rivals eBay? And let's not forget its OpenGraph initiative that will drive developer engagement and create all sorts of opportunities. It's easy to discount Facebook's recent performance as the beginning of the end. But with a growing base of more than 1 billion users, $10 billion of capital to invest, and talented folks looking at tons of data, Facebook is really just getting started.
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The article 3 Reasons to Buy Facebook originally appeared on Fool.com.David Meier has no positions in the stocks mentioned above. John Reeves owns shares of Google. The Motley Fool owns shares of Facebook, Google, and LinkedIn and has options on Facebook. Motley Fool newsletter services recommend eBay, Facebook, General Motors, Google, and LinkedIn. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools don't all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.
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