I hope Turkish FB and YT users use this time to read a book.
There's another (minor) reason to prefix variables with $: That way you can use "reserved" words as variable or field names, say $class, $abstract, etc.
In your next joke, please consider using better quality products.
I'd buy it.... as soon as it's supported by Cyanogenmod.
The user base is significant (and the private information that comes with it) but I agree that there's a tech bubble many times bigger than the 98's. I wonder how much will the big investors get out of it before it bursts.
I'm not Christian, but the place looks pretty cool