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Facebook, Inc.
An SI Board Since January 2012
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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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3504Facebook beats, but warns of significant growth slowdown PUBLISHED WED, JUL 28 Glenn Petersen2last Wednesday
3503Facebook reports after the close. A preview: Facebook Q2 FY 2021 Earnings ReporGlenn Petersen-last Wednesday
3502Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg’s Partnership Did Not Survive Trump The comGlenn Petersen2July 25
3501A classic Silicon Valley tactic — losing money to crush rivals — comes in for scGlenn Petersen1July 7
3500Judge dismisses FTC antitrust complaint against Facebook PUBLISHED MON, JUN 28 Glenn Petersen-June 28
3499I seriously doubt that any of the tech giants will actually be broken up. They wGlenn Petersen-June 17
3498Is Facebook cornering the VR market? A recent shopping spree is giving some folGlenn Petersen-June 17
3497Facebook, big tech face EU blow in national data watchdogs ruling Foo YunFUBHO-June 15
3496I'm of two minds on this. What Amazon does to small businesses by copyingKirk ©-June 14
3495House Bills Seek to Break Up Amazon and Other Big Tech Companies Legislation coGlenn Petersen-June 14
3494Facebook to end special treatment for politicians after Trump ban Going forwardGlenn Petersen-June 3
3493Facebook-Backed Digital Currency Project Revamps to Address U.S. Regulators’ ConGlenn Petersen-May 13
3492Message 33309276 FB upholds the suspension of the Ex-President. <i>The BoThe Ox1May 5
3491How the Facebook digital currency dream has changed | CNBC Reports [youtube vidGlenn Petersen-April 30
3490Facebook revenue rises 48%, users slightly below expectations PUBLISHED WED, AGlenn Petersen-April 28
3489Facebook (FB) to Report Q1 Earnings: What's in the Cards? Zacks Equity ReseGlenn Petersen1April 25
3488Facebook’s Clubhouse competitor is coming this summer Coming to groups, public Glenn Petersen-April 20
3487Facebook-backed Diem aims to launch digital currency pilot later this year PUBLGlenn Petersen1April 20
3486Facebook’s Zuckerberg Proposes Raising Bar for Section 230 Congress should conSr K-March 24
3485How Covid-19 Supercharged the Advertising ‘Triopoly’ of Google, Facebook and AmaGlenn Petersen-March 20
3484TECH GIANTS ABOUT TO GET TAXED IN EU Treasury Secretary Yellen told G20 on FriFUBHO-February 27
3483How social networks got competitive again Facebook's surprising new challenGlenn Petersen-February 24
3482Court Docs Show Facebook Played Much Bigger Part In Capitol Riot Than Parler, YeFUBHO-February 22
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