With Twitters IPO looming around the corner, analysts and financial experts won’t quit referring back and forth to Facebooks IPO and comparing the two companies. Unfortunately, those that make the comparison don’t seem to understand or care that the two companies even at the most basic fundamentals are completely different.
As one of the most expected IPOs of the year, Twitter has been the center of attention in the financial world, and everyone wants to get a piece of the reporting action, including myself apparently. One thing that’s important to note is that I am not a professional reporter, but as someone with a bit of common sense I understand that the media loves stirring things up, making comparisons without real sense beyond trying to attracts peoples curiosity, since after all, the circus around the Facebook IPO can and will be used for years to attempt to gain ratings. But the bottom line (from a Computer Scientist and technology expert) is that comparing Facebook to Twitter is the same as comparing apples to oranges.