05/18/2012 08:23 am ET Updated May 18, 2012

Facebook Initial Public Offering: How The Social Network Compared To Hot Tech IPOs Of The Past Year

At this point, there's no question -- Facebook is among the hottest IPOs ever.

With the announcement Thursday that the world's largest social network priced its common stock at $38 per share and will raise $16 billion, it instantly not only became the biggest tech IPO ever, but the third biggest IPO in history, according to the AP.

As Facebook makes its NASDAQ debut, it's a good time to look at some of the other hot -- albeit much smaller -- technology companies that have gone public recently and see how they're faring today.

Click here for complete coverage of Facebook's IPO. And while you're at it, check out "The Facebook IPO Drinking Game" (you must). Finally, for the cooler among us, here are 10 hip alternatives to Facebook that you should try out.

Tech IPOs Of 2011 & 2012