May 18, 2012 will be remembered as a day of more hype than substance. A
flurry of frenzied activity marked the first 30 seconds of Facebook's
(Nasdaq: FB) entry into the world of publicly traded companies with
volume surging to more than 80 million shares. By the end of the day,
an IPO record of nearly 567 million shares were traded as investors
clamored to own a piece of the social networking giant. But the stock
price hovered near its offering price.