Wednesday, February 1, 2012 at 6:27 pm.

Tracking the Facebook IPO coverage

Facebook filed for an IPO today; here’s a link to the SEC filing.

The best place to follow what’s in it — both the important and the trivial — actually seems to be a well-curated Twitter timeline. I don’t think there’s an easy way to link to a snapshot of my timeline from about 4:30-6 p.m. ET today, so you’ll have to take my word for it. (Facebook itself, it turns out, isn’t very useful for something like this. Nice work, Twitter.)

After that, the best place for a variety of analysis is Techmeme. My colleagues at ReadWriteWeb and my former colleagues at Business Insider are also both churning out some great coverage.

On a personal note, as an early, long-time, and avid Facebook user, I’m very happy for Mark Zuckerberg, Sheryl Sandberg, and their employees. Facebook, it appears, is a strong and healthy business, and I’m glad that’s the case. Better yet, its commercial efforts, like Google’s, haven’t (yet) gotten in the way of my usage.