The Facebook Valuation in Perspective

The news that Goldman Sachs had valued Facebook at $50 billion is big news. Well – big – in that it is a lot of money. But from a per user point of view, it values all our individual profiles at $100 each. That’s not such a big deal. But it would be more significant if it was $100 per user per year. That would give us something to really measure against.

And for yet another perspective, take a look at this infographic from The Next Web. It shows how the Facebook valuation sits cheek-by-jowl with other web companies like Amazon, Google and Apple.