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Emcee:  Glenn Petersen Type:  Moderated
Facebook went public on May 18, 2012 at $39, which valued the company at $104 billion, the largest valuation to date for a newly public company.

I have created this board for the purpose of discussing Facebook’s stock price, financial prospects and actual results, the merits of its business model, the Facebook experience and social networking websites in general (a subject of particular interest to me). It is neither a Bulls nor a Bears board and all opinions are welcome. Hopefully, we can avoid the “to the moon” and “Facebook sucks” commentary.

The board is moderated and my expectation is that everyone will be civil to one another. Pretend that your mother is reading the board and that she knows your virtual handle. No name calling and please avoid engaging in political commentary unless it has a specific bearing on Facebook.

I will not allow this board to be politicized. I realize that Facebook exists in a political environment and that activity on its platform does influence both elections and legislative agendas. The company itself promotes its own political agenda in an effort to shape governmental policies that affect its business and economic prospects. It is an international company and occasionally adjusts its policies and practices in other countries to meet the political requirements of the country in which it is operating. Sometimes these “adjustments” may offend the sensibilities of those of us who are used to living in a free and open society. Unfortunately, it is a fact of life. Facebook is going to censor political posts that are overly aggressive and suspend accounts that were created for the specific purpose of disseminating information that is inaccurate. This is another fact of life. Facebook has the right operate as it wishes and to suspend the accounts of those individuals that have violated its Terms of Use. That is another fact of life. If Facebook’s practices and policies are unacceptable to its users, market forces will kick in and Facebook will lose both users and revenue. That is another fact of life.

As far as I am concerned, you are free to comment on and discus the above topics, as long as it is done in a civil and respectful manner. However, I would appreciate it if you could provide some context for your commentary.

Please avoid political posts that are short bursts of advocacy and unsupported by context. I want all of the participants (both active and lurking) to feel comfortable her and I am not going to let this board degenerate into a spitting match. There are other boards for those comments.

While I do not normally like to “moderate” my boards, I will ban people if I feel that it is warranted. Depending on the nature of the infraction and whether or not it is a serial event, the bans may be temporary or permanent. You are free to appeal your ban with a PM to me. I never put anyone on Ignore.

The Facebook IPO was an iconic event, and whether or not the company prospers in the long run or crashes in flames, the ride should be interesting

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2696Yeah what a jerk! Universal income? Get a cluegolfer7213 hours ago
2695Here's the prepared text and video of Mark ZuckerbergSr K-9 hours ago
2694Zuckerberg calls for universal income, free money for everyone. I would believeFUBHO-1 AM
2693Instagram direct messages now support web links and different photo orientationsJakeStraw-yesterday
2692Facebook has made 2 big hires as it ramps up its fight against Google and TV marJakeStraw-Thursday
2691Sources: Facebook signs deals with Vox, BuzzFeed, others for video content, payiFUBHO-Thursday
2689Why stress out Guys? Just buy now and sell at 155 in 1-3 weeks. Easy trade. Holdmore100-Wednesday
2688UK survey of 14-24-year-olds indicates social networks harm mental health InstagFUBHO-Tuesday
2687Inside Facebook's plan to eat another $350 billion IT market Julie Bort BusGlenn Petersen2Monday
2686do you own FB FUBO or just short?sheetmillgalvanize-Monday
2685Please keep this type stuff on the idiot threads you usual frequent. Thank you!lizardK2Monday
2683Facebook rolls out a new “Order Food” option in its main navigation techcrunch.cJakeStraw-May 19
2682 Facebook to broadcast weekly MLB games, ESL matches seekingalpha.comKrigannie-May 19
2681Facebook lands deal to stream 20 MLB games live this season markets.siliconinvesJakeStraw-May 18
2680300 'likes' builds 'spouse-level' data profile... Privacy probeFUBHO-May 16
2679x-Muslims slam Facebook for 'censoring pages that disrespect Islam' as pFUBHO-May 16
2678I find it quite alarming that Facebook manipulates election the same way people Intelim-May 13
2677Instagram drove a stake through their heart.Glenn Petersen-May 11
2676SNAP down 22% in pre-market, can't find a positive story anywhere.d[-_-]b-May 11
2675 Coalition of consumer groups calls on Facebook to ‘immediately The Ox-May 10
2674Instagram launches mobile web sharing to pursue global growth techcrunch.comJakeStraw-May 9
2673I will not allow this board to be politicized. I realize that Facebook exists inGlenn Petersen4May 8
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