Yes, there have been recent grumblings and hints that Twitter could be filing for an initial public offering, but the company has been adamant that it wasn't planning to go public anytime soon. So, it came as somewhat of a surprise when the massive social-networking site tweeted on Thursday that it filed for an IPO.
"We've confidentially submitted an S-1 to the SEC for a planned IPO," the company tweeted. "This Tweet does not constitute an offer of any securities for sale."
Within moments of Twitter's tweet, the social network lit up with people adding in their 2 cents on the announcement. Along with the usual "congrats" and "this is the end" statements, people also questioned what Twitter meant by "confidentially," exclaimed they want a piece of the money pie, and mused on how Facebook's IPO wasn't too hot.
Here's a little sampling of some gems that have been tweeted in the last hour:
.@twitter Super confidential, guys.— Ben Schaechter (@Bensign) September 12, 2013
So glad to hear Twitter is going IPO because that did such wonders for the Facebook experience #not— Ashley Csanady (@AshleyCsanady) September 12, 2013