Many of you come here because you're interested in business; and there aren't many businesses which have set the world alight like Facebook. The company is, of course, also about to take the most significant step since its creation: becoming a publicly listed corporation. Suddenly, it will be beholden to new classes of shareholder, and it will have to declare its financial status to the world with much greater transparency.
But what else is round the corner for a business which touches 800 million people around the world (a billion predicted by August this year), crashing through borders and cultures like an out-of-control juggernaut?
One of our mentors, Ph.Creative, has just produced this intriguing chronological infographic, which applies some blue-sky thinking to the future of Facebook. Some ideas are less likely than others (Facebook Airways, anyone?) but many of the concepts here warrant serious consideration, for example a Facebook payment platform, a bank, or a search engine to challenge its rival, Google.
Whilst the concept of a Facebook community is taken to its logical conclusion - becoming the fourth largest nation on earth by 2025 - you don't have to be a Dr Strangelove conspiracy theorist to appreciate the company's immense growth potential - if the public and the markets are willing.
Visually based on the Facebook Timeline, it's also a lovely showcase for ph Creative's design skills. Check it out at http://ow.ly/97ZiP