Apple just became the highest valued company in the history of the stockmarket and Facebook shares are at almost half their IPO price. Does this prove that companies that make tangible products are always going to be more successful than those that don't? I'm always nervous about a company that is constantly described as one that has yet to figure out where their revenues will come from (as Facebook has). It is easy to say that with almost 1 billion users, there must be a way to make money but there is a huge difference between that statement and actual revenues.
What if Facebook became subscription-based for a fee? Now that's a way to make money from 1 billion users. It would weed out a lot of the crap and possibly make Facebook a useful form of sociall media.