How fast is Facebook? 0-$10bn in 3 years
But the hype is not without reason it would appear, as this week everybody's favourite multinational Microsoft has said it wants to get its hands on a share of the Facebook pie - 5% to be exact.
"And just how much would 5% of Facebook cost, if I was thinking of chipping in?", we hear you cry. Don't go running to Northern Rock to extract your savings just yet. Unless of course you have a spare $300m to $500m hanging around that the bank is not using to get itself out of a spot of bother with.
This values the company at a cool $10 billion dollars. Google has also expressed an interest, which should keep 23-year-old Founder Mark Zuckerberg in good spirits.