Facebook Mania Sweeps Cable News


By Alex Weprin Comment

It’s a May Friday, which would usually mean a slow news day… but not today. Facebook has gone public, and is now trading on the NASDAQ. CEO Mark Zuckerberg rang the opening bell from Menlo Park, CA this morning.

After  some drama and a brief delay in trading, apparently due to overwhelming demand for orders, the stock started to trade at 11:30 AM. Not surprisingly, cable news has been eating it up, the business networks in particular:

For reporters covering the IPO, it was all about finding unique angles on the story. Take CNBC’s Brian Sullivan, for example:

Likewise, Bloomberg’s Dominic Chu used Twitter to provide some interesting background information on the trade:

Not to be outdone, even the “big three” cable news channels were sure to cover the news:

The delay in trading also led to some funny responses from the reporters that cover finance: