THE first public listing of Facebook has failed after users could not find the bit of the website that allows them to buy shares.
The floatation of the social media site was expected to raise $5 billion, but so far stockbrokers have become embroiled in a highly destructive Farmville skirmish and accidentally checked in at Nando’s.
Investment banker Nathan Muir said: “There is no danger of this being another dot-com bubble disaster. Okay, I think I click here… No, I don’t want to report spam, I don’t want to change my privacy settings, I don’t want to share my music.
“What the fuck is wrong with this bastarding piece-of-shit?”
Wall Street broker Tad Logan said: “Today was an opportunity to find out if Facebook is overvalued or undervalued. But what I have actually discovered is that other people’s timelines are unbelievably tedious – or frightening – and I now have an overwhelming desire to be left alone.”
The cash raised by the IPO so far stands at $416, most of which was clicked on by mistake.
Chief executive Mark Zuckerberg said: “Simply hover the mouse over your profile button, wait for the menu to pop up, choose Education & Work, go to the blue arrow that appears in the top corner, wait for the Shares? menu to appear and, holding the mouse button down, move the slider to indicate how many shares you want.
“Oh fuck, I think I just sold all mine for 22 Malaysian Ringitts.”
Facebook will use the money that is eventually raised from the the flotation to hunt down anyone or anything that is a threat to it in any way and then torture it to death.