Five Reasons to Own FDN Published 7/27/2010 1:20 p.m. EDT Here are four important, though seemingly different, headlines from the tech industry today: "Yahoo Japan Will Use Google Technology for Search"; "Ruling Lets iPhone Users Alter Phone Software"; "Verizon and AT&T Outages Upset Service in New York"; and "Citi Discloses Flaw in iPhone App." All of these headlines appeared on various financial Web sites this morning. Investors like reading about tech, and the more connected that people get, the more concerned they get about connectivity itself. As investors, we often concentrate on picking the best tech products and companies from a booming industry. Will the Apple ( AAPL) iPhone become eclipsed by Google's ( GOOG) new Android software? Will Amazon's ( AMZN) Kindle or Apple's iPad make traditional magazines and books obsolete? Which company will ultimately produce the one product that will become indispensable to users across the globe? Who doesn't want to buy shares of that company and watch them double, triple -- make up for all that money lost during the Great Recession? In our quest to tag the next great product, however, we fail to take the necessary step of observing the overall trend. Here's one statistic that should say it all: Facebook has 500 million users around the globe. Why do people flock to Facebook? We live in an age where we need to stay connected.