Why You Shouldn't Buy Facebook on Day 1

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The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which technology editor/analyst Andrew Tonner and consumer goods editor/analyst Austin Smith discuss topics across the investing world.

The announcement of Facebook's eventual IPO sent the business world abuzz. The social media giant has in many ways already reached an iconic status, revolutionizing the ways in which people connect the world over. And while investors know its social implications and scope, its merit as an investment, especially one available to the general public, remains largely unproven. Listen on to find out whether Facebook looks like a sweet deal to the average investor.

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At the time this article was published Andrew Tonner and Austin Smith have no positions in the stocks mentioned above. The Motley Fool has no positions in the stocks mentioned above. Try any of our Foolish newsletter servicesfree for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe thatconsidering a diverse range of insightsmakes us better investors. The Motley Fool has adisclosure policy.

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