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  • How Facebook Betrayed Its Advertisers And Users [View article]
    The article explicitly states that this isn't a short-term analysis and that FB looked good on the short-term. Learn to admit that you didn't even read the article.

    Meanwhile, FB has doubled down on undermining the value of FB pages, leading to lower-quality content on their network -- all exactly what I was talking about.
    Jan 8, 2014. 03:47 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How Facebook Betrayed Its Advertisers And Users [View article]
    Cute. From the article itself:

    "[T]hey have incredible amounts of potential, already have substantial profits, and many viable new traffic/income streams like with the Facebook search engine, and the alternative potential of working with Bing.

    Still, my money is cautious and long-term oriented..."
    Jan 2, 2014. 09:43 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is The U.S. Bankrupt? [View article]
    The bit about the government owing the money to "itself" is misleading, at best. SS and government retirement spending is still real money that must be paid.
    Dec 20, 2013. 08:10 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How Facebook Betrayed Its Advertisers And Users [View article]
    They did do exactly that -- and they made up for it in other areas. From the article:

    "This doesn't mean Facebook is going to self-destruct in the next couple of years, because they have incredible amounts of potential, already have substantial profits, and many viable new traffic/income streams like with the Facebook search engine, and the alternative potential of working with Bing.

    Still, my money is cautious and long-term oriented, and until Facebook can show that they can make wonderful money without ticking off their users, my money will find alternatives for growth. That means I won't touch Facebook with a ten-foot poll right now."

    If you think this is a "FB IS GOING DOWN" argument, then you're looking for oversimplified analysis which is a waste of time.
    Dec 4, 2013. 09:25 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How Facebook Betrayed Its Advertisers And Users [View article]
    Still assuming you didn't read the article.
    Dec 2, 2013. 10:31 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 5 Facts You Should Read Before Buying Bitcoins [View article]
    You might be right about that over the medium -- I'm more worried about the dollar's (and all fiat currencies') long term prospects. Still, predicting what currencies will look like in 20 or so years isn't exactly scientific, so I'll err on the side of caution.
    Nov 29, 2013. 03:42 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How Facebook Betrayed Its Advertisers And Users [View article]
    Judging from your comment, I'm going to assume you didn't actually read it.
    Nov 29, 2013. 01:35 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How Facebook Betrayed Its Advertisers And Users [View article]
    I explicitly stated several times that this is a long-term factor, and isn't remotely about the short-term aspects of Facebook.
    Nov 27, 2013. 05:09 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Gold continues to tumble, the price off 5.5% and taking out $1,300 for the first time since the fall of 2010. Silver falls 7.6%, the price below $20 for the first time since that period as well. GLD -3.7%, SLV -5.9% premarket. Gold miners: GDX -4.6%, GDXJ -5.3% premarket. A popular miner short play, DUST +14.8%[View news story]
    Sounds good. I'll buy your book because I'm sick of being attacked by other Austrians/libertarians because I'm not a hyperinflationist. Good to see there are more of us.
    Jun 20, 2013. 11:50 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Chinese Recession: More Evidence Of A 'Hard Landing' [View article]
    That's because they're dumping untold amount of money into the economy and are expanding credit in a way that makes the US pre-2008 look like a child.

    This isn't sustainable.

    http://bit.ly/104MPhm
    Nov 20, 2012. 07:40 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How Facebook Betrayed Its Advertisers And Users [View article]
    I still use my page as well. I didn't say the pages are worthless at all.
    Nov 8, 2012. 11:45 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Seeking Alpha's Election Overview [View article]
    To answer your question, we're on less shaky ground because we can print our own money and we have the world's reserve currency. We're on a bad projectile, but we're still in a far better position than Greece.
    Nov 6, 2012. 09:22 AM | 13 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How Facebook Betrayed Its Advertisers And Users [View article]
    If it's not about advertising, then this is the worst business move possible, because they gain nothing else from this either. The entire point of this was advertising.
    Nov 6, 2012. 08:21 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How Facebook Betrayed Its Advertisers And Users [View article]
    It's not emotional to disagree with someone. That's silly.
    Nov 6, 2012. 08:20 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How Facebook Betrayed Its Advertisers And Users [View article]
    Nobody has remotely said anything along the lines of "there's no reason to advertise on Facebook."
    Nov 6, 2012. 07:24 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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