The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series in which technology editor/analyst Brenton Flynn discusses topics across the investing world.

It's no secret that Facebook shares have struggled since their IPO last month. In fact, there has been so much publicity, much of it negative, toward Facebook and its future prospects that some might lose sight of any opportunity that might present itself for long-term investors. While the company's near-term outlook isn't rosy, the fact remains that Facebook owns a powerful consumer platform and massive amounts of data, two things that can't be overlooked. With that in mind, Brenton points out three events he's waiting for from Facebook before he'll consider buying shares.

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