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Meta Platforms, Inc. (Facebook)
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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3766How Meta could benefit from the OpenAI shakeup PUBLISHED WED, NOV 22 20235:15 PGlenn Petersen-November 22
3765Zuckerberg says Threads has almost 100 million monthly users / Watch out, Elon:Glenn Petersen-October 29
3764Meta beats on top and bottom lines as digital ad recovery pushes revenue up 23% Glenn Petersen1October 26
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3762Mark Zuckerberg just previewed Meta's new VR avatars – and they don't suJulius Wong-October 1
3761Meta introduces ChatGPT competitor, AI tools amid industry arms race Meta AI wiGlenn Petersen-September 29
3760META Connect preview: Meta Platforms (NASDAQ: META) will hold its Meta Connect Julius Wong-September 24
3759Meta Is Developing a New, More Powerful AI System as Technology Race Escalates Glenn Petersen-September 11
3758Meta May Allow Instagram and Facebook Users in Europe to Pay to Avoid Ads The sGlenn Petersen-September 1
3757Meta is building a space-age ‘universal language translator’ [graphic] When yJulius Wong1August 27
3756Meta launches own AI code-writing tool: Code Llama / Meta said Code Llama will Glenn Petersen1August 25
3755Meta’s Threads App to Launch Web Version as Rivalry With X Enters New Stage A wGlenn Petersen1August 20
3754America’s Tech Giants Rush to Comply With New Curbs in Europe Google, Meta PlatGlenn Petersen-August 20
3753Meta’s AI Agents Learn to Move by Copying Toddlers Biomechanical models that leJulius Wong1August 20
3752Threads gets retweets — sorry, reposts — in the reverse-chronological feed / MeGlenn Petersen-August 18
3751What Musk Could Learn from Zuckerberg: Try to turn your tech company into a finaRon2August 14
3750Meta’s Threads will soon have search and web functions, Zuckerberg says cnbc.comRon-August 5
3749Move fast and beat Musk: The inside story of how Meta built Threads archive.phJulius Wong1July 29
3748New studies: Facebook doesn’t make people more partisan Politico July 27, 2023 Glenn Petersen-July 28
3747THE FACEBOOK FILES, PART 1 In April 2021, a Facebook employee circuThomas M.-July 27
3746Meta reports better-than-expected results and issues optimistic guidance for thiGlenn Petersen-July 26
3745Meta’s latest AI model is free for all archive.phJulius Wong1July 22
3744Threads User Engagement Continues to Drop, Adding Urgency for New Features DataGlenn Petersen-July 21
3743LLaMA 2: How to access and use Meta’s versatile open-source chatbot right now Julius Wong-July 20
3742Meta and Microsoft Team Up to Distribute New AI Software for Commercial Use AnnGlenn Petersen-July 19
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