Supposedly the FaceBook has already turned down an offer for $750MM and are looking for $2 Billion according to this article in Business Week. So nutty... I've never even seen the inside of the site.
But already, www.facebook.com has become the seventh-most heavily trafficked site on the Internet, according to market researcher comScore Media Metrix. It racked up 5.5 billion page views during the month of February, the latest month for which complete data are available. That's more page views than the Web sites of Amazon.com, Ask.com, or Walt Disney.
I think my brain just blew up.
Hmm... I wonder where comScore is getting their stats from... Yahoo!'s public page view numbers are an average of 3.2 billion a day (x 30 days = 90B a month, more if you include China and Japan), yet they have us at 1/3 of that... weird. But hey... Facebook is looking for around 50 cents a monthly page view. Woohoo! Eyeballs are back! Anyone want to buy this blog for $100,000?
Update: Rafat calls this a non-story and explains that these guys have been on the block for a while, and no one has yet to figure out a reason for buying them. He says that BW's $2 billion figure is hearsay at best and media manipulation at worst.
Urgh. Consider me manipulated. I hate that!