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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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2965on Facebook is planning to design chips that could be used in its consuSr K-Thursday
2964The making of Mark Zuckerberg cnet.comJakeStraw-Wednesday
2963Facebook's future growth market may be outside the US to overcome speed bumpJakeStraw-Wednesday
2962 The Ad-Tech Industry’s Looming Shakeout Could Finally Happen What GDPR and datGlenn Petersen-Tuesday
2961General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) A Stripe guide to the European privacGlenn Petersen-Tuesday
2960Some hazards ahead for Facebook: European privacy requirements and this potentiaRon2Tuesday
2959 How Blockchain Could Displace Facebook By Tiernan Ray BGlenn Petersen-last Saturday
2958 Forget Congress. Facebook’s real problem is in Europe. by Henry Farrell andGlenn Petersen1last Saturday
2957Politicians showed they're not ready to conceive smart legislation for FacebJakeStraw-April 12
2956ron- this was in my email inbox this morning: Apr11 at 8:41AM elpolvo-April 11
2955Zuckerberg's statement that "I agree we are responsible for the contentRon1April 11
2954The full video for the first day of Mark Zuckerberg's Congressional testimonGlenn Petersen-April 11
2953 Mark Zuckerberg’s Dorm-Room Defense in Congress New Yorker, by Mattathias SchwaFUBHO-April 11
2952Instagram Looks Like Facebook’s Best Hope With lawmakers and users on the warpaGlenn Petersen-April 10
2951Facebook is going to make a death cross next week. They need to say something iFUBHO-April 6
2950I have disabled it from past 2 years. I knew that would happen. kinasa-April 6
2949Not deleting either.. but I check once a week only now.. I could never have quitThe Black Swan-April 5
2948RE:Easier to quit than smokes ... No way. Cigs are nothing. I won't deleFUBHO-April 5
2947Easier to quit than smokes ... The Black Swan-April 5
2946Facebook would already know what their users suffer from. They would mine hospiFUBHO1April 5
2945What about the source data ?The Black Swan-April 5
2944 Facebook reforms being discussed in Washington: fines for data breaches, politiFUBHO-April 5
2943yeah and they scanned the error msg of a picture I snapped of my PC and stored oKirk ©-April 5
2942Facebook was sending you messages and ads based on your private messages, like, FUBHO-April 5
2941For MANY years I've told everyone to not use PMs here on SI or platforms likKirk ©2April 5
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