"The $96 Billion Hack"

BusinessWeek

Say what you will about the impending Facebook IPO, but it is an irrefutably momentous occasion for the Internet.

Facebook, regardless of your respective use-case scenario, has come to define the very nature of the modern interconnected world in which we live. And yet, for all of the serious implications of the social media behemoth and its success, this cover from Business Week is wonderfully indicative of the personality therein. Unlike any other time in the past, a company has come to capture the world business stage with an utterly youthful demeanor and truly wonderful penchant for innovation.

Speculation regarding the prospective success of the company aside, it’s worth taking a moment to consider what innovation can produce in this market.