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Technical information about Twitter’s IPO filing.

Learn: SEC S1 Form

Wikipedia explains the SEC’s S-1 form as:

The S-1 contains the basic business and financial information on an issuer with respect to a specific securities offering. Investors may use the prospectus to consider the merits of an offering and make educated investment decisions.

The full wikipedia article is here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Form_S-1

According to Investopedia:

Form S-1 requires companies to provide information on the planned use of capital proceeds, detail the current business model and competition, as well provide a a brief prospectus of the planned security itself, offering price methodology, and any dilution that will occur to other listed securities.

The full Investopedia description is available here:

http://www.investopedia.com/terms/s/sec-form-s-1.asp

In case you’re ready to file, you can see a blank copy of the form here:

http://www.sec.gov/about/forms/forms-1.pdf

And here is Facebook’s completed S-1 form:

http://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1326801/000119312512034517/d287954ds1.htm