The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which technology editor/analyst Andrew Tonner and consumer goods editor/analyst Austin Smith discuss topics across the investing world.

The announcement of Facebook's eventual IPO sent the business world abuzz. The social media giant has in many ways already reached an iconic status, revolutionizing the ways in which people connect the world over. And while investors know its social implications and scope, its merit as an investment, especially one available to the general public, remains largely unproven. Listen on to find out whether Facebook looks like a sweet deal to the average investor.

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