VOTE: Does Facebook Owe You Dividends?

We all contribute content to Facebook for free — 2.7 billion likes and 250 million photos a day — and some argue that makes all of us entitled to a portion of the company’s $100 billion value.

But does liking, sharing links or uploading photos really entitle us to a stake, like the $50 that The New York TimesNick Bilton thinks his own contribution is worth?

If that tongue-in-cheek estimate were true, it could set an odd precedent and possibly deter other Internet ventures from raising money publicly.

We’re curious to know what you think: Upon going public, should the social network provide some form of financial compensation to its roughly 850 million users for contributing content?

Cast your vote in our informal poll below, and share your rationale in the comments section.

Then check back later to see how others are voting.

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