Discussing the Facebook Tragedy

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The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which Chief Technology Officer Jeremy Phillips and senior technology analyst Eric Bleeker discuss topics around the investing world.

On Friday, Eric penned an article on Facebook's IPO and the so-called selective disclosures that surrounded it. The article was one of the most read of all time on Fool.com, with one of the best gauges of that metric being, ironically, the number of likes it yielded from Facebook users. In this video, Jeremy and Eric discuss some of the themes brought up by readers on Fool.com and what the Facebook saga says about the future of retail investors and their trust of the stock market.

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At the time this article was published Eric Bleekerand Jeremy Phillips have no positions in the stocks mentioned above. The Motley Fool owns shares of Facebook, Google, and LinkedIn.Motley Fool newsletter services recommendGoogle and LinkedIn. Try any of our Foolish newsletter servicesfree for 30 days. We Fools don't 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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