Infographic: Facebook Failures and Missteps on the Road to IPO : Under30CEO Infographic: Facebook Failures and Missteps on the Road to IPO : Under30CEO
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Infographic: Facebook Failures and Missteps on the Road to IPO

| February 2, 2012 | 4 Comments

You’ve probably heard that Facebook filed for its $5 billion IPO yesterday. While it may seem that Facebook has done nothing but sky-rocket to success we often forget about all the controversy and failed initiatives by the company. Mark Zuckerberg and his team have rolled out many versions and features since the sites launch in 2004. We found this great infographic from wordstream that highlights some of the biggest missteps the young ceo and his company have made.

How many of these do you remember?

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Co-founder and editor of Under30Media. You can send an email to Jared(at)Under30CEO.com. Follow him on Google+ or @JaredOToole

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  • http://under30ceo.com MattWilsontv

    I think this is an awesome infographic for entertainment purposes, but keep in mind if you are an entrepreneur a startup is a company who is constantly experimenting with different business models.  Entrepreneurial companies test things and see if they stick, just as we have done with Under30CEO.  I’d hate to see an inforgraphic about all the things we’ve done that have failed…

    Furthermore, you have to respect Zuck’s resiliency amidst all the backlash from his users.  Your customers don’t always see the grand vision for your company… Imagine if we quit the newsfeed how boring Facebook would be…

  • myeyes!

    The graphic needs to be bigger. I don’t have bad eyesight but I can barely read a lot of the smaller font. And no, clicking on it doesn’t make it any bigger. Add one in that’s 900-1200 pixels wide instead of 600.

  • http://twitter.com/CogentCoach Michael Nelson

    I love infographics and concur with Matt’s comment that this a great example of a business that has constantly evolved and tried new services, concepts, revenue generators, etc.  If you’re going to succeed, you have to be willing to fail and adapt!

  • http://www.facebook.com/lorren.biffin Lorren Biffin

    Going to have to agree w/ Michael here. People love to point out the failures as if they’re significantly damaging to the grand scheme. This company has had a lot of luck, but more so, they have a lot of great ideas. Some of them have been executed poorly over the years. The reason they keep winning is because they’ve been willing to give new ideas center stage and when one of them fails they are vigilant about polishing and refining until they deliver something we just, dare I say, can’t live without.

    tl;dr: Success is persistence in the face of failure.