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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

Company website: http://www.facebook.com/

SEC filings: http://www.sec.gov/cgi-bin/browse-edgar?company=facebook&match=&CIK=&filenum=&State=&Country=&SIC=&owner=exclude&Find=Find+Companies&action=getcompany

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3559Capping off what had already been a rough week for Facebook, a number of news orGlenn Petersen-5 hours ago
3558What the metaverse is and how it will work [graphic] In this Oct. 12, 2021 filJulius Wong1yesterday
3557Facebook reports after the close on Monday. The stock tumbled 5% on Friday afterGlenn Petersen-yesterday
3556How Many Users Does Facebook Have? The Company Struggles to Figure It Out InterGlenn Petersen-last Friday
3555Facebook is planning to rebrand the company with a new name Mark Zuckerberg wanGlenn Petersen-last Wednesday
3554Facebook’s Novi Taps Paxos, Coinbase Ahead of Diem Rollout Coinbase will providGlenn Petersen-last Tuesday
3553Facebook will count one person as two on its platform FJB-last Monday
3552Facebook plans to hire 10,000 people in the EU to build its vision for a ‘metaveGlenn Petersen-last Monday
3551Facebook Says AI Can Enforce Its Rules, but the Company’s Own Engineers Are DoubGlenn Petersen-October 17
3550Much of the world relies on WhatsApp. Its outage ground their virtual lives to aGlenn Petersen-October 6
3549Some Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp Services Restored After Hourslong Outage UseSr K-October 4
3548There's nothing like a Sunday night "60 Minutes" whistleblower intFBN MarCom-October 4
3547Apparently the outage is worldwide. PSA: Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp are Glenn Petersen1October 4
3546It looks like 8AM PST FB went down or is under attack: Message 33515305Kirk ©-October 4
3545Facebook Is Weaker Than We Knew Kevin Roose New York Times October 4, 2021 OneGlenn Petersen1October 4
3544Facebook Whistleblower Frances Haugen: The 60 Minutes Interview [youtube video]Glenn Petersen2October 4
3543The Facebook Whistleblower, Frances Haugen, Says She Wants to Fix the Company, NGlenn Petersen-October 4
3542On tonight. h/t/ scion Whistle-Blower to Accuse Facebook of Contributing to JaGlenn Petersen1October 3
3541Personally, I think that Diem will be a huge success, assuming no technical glitGlenn Petersen-October 1
3540Facebook’s Documents About Instagram and Teens, Published The Senate holds a heGlenn Petersen-September 30
3539The thought that Facebook could actually create a metaverse is actually quite laGlenn Petersen1September 28
3538Facebook’s Effort to Attract Preteens Goes Beyond Instagram Kids, Documents ShowGlenn Petersen-September 28
3537Facebook in control of the metaverse? What could possibly go wrong? [graphic]J.F. Sebastian-September 28
3536Facebook is spending $50 million to ‘responsibly’ build the metaverse It defineGlenn Petersen1September 28
3535How Facebook’s ‘metaverse’ became a political strategy in Washington With a buzGlenn Petersen-September 24
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