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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

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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3290Facebook facing 20-year consent agreement after privacy lapses: source Reuters Glenn Petersen-last Monday
3289According to Newsweek, Hughes still owns 1% of Facebook. newsweek.comGlenn Petersen-May 12
3288I saw that video piece. Hughes seems to have an axe to grind. But at the same zax-May 11
3287Facebook responds: Breaking Up Facebook Is Not the Answer Dismantling our compGlenn Petersen-May 11
3286Facebook is not a monopoly, and breaking it up would defy logic and set a bad prGlenn Petersen-May 10
3285Co-founder...must have sold his stock?...wants facebook broken up fortune.comSavant-May 10
3284Facebook’s Blockchain Team Is Assembling Its Own Mini-PayPal Mafia The social mGlenn Petersen-May 8
3283Facebook Developing A Cryptocurrency System That Could Be Bigger Than Apple Pay Julius Wong-May 5
3282Facebook Building Cryptocurrency-Based Payments System Social-media giant is reSr K-May 2
3281In Facebook’s dreams, it’s a clean and private place. People spend their time haJakeStraw-May 2
3280Exclusive: New privacy oversight on the table for Facebook, Zuckerberg Glenn Petersen-May 2
3279Facebook's Oculus Quest heralds VR's next gen, but will we buy in? cnet.JakeStraw-May 1
3278Facebook Live and Amazon Prime Video are coming to Portal engadget.comJakeStraw-May 1
3277Regulators Around the World Are Circling Facebook By Cecilia Kang and Adam SaGlenn Petersen2April 26
3276WSJ has a gloomier headline: Facebook Sets Aside $3 Billion to Cover Expected FSr K-April 24
3275Facebook jumps after reporting first-quarter earnings Facebook exceeded revenue Glenn Petersen2April 24
3274Facebook Analysts Expect Earnings Will Reinforce Rebound By Ryan Vlastelica BlGlenn Petersen-April 24
3273Carol Cadwalladr's TED talk (not available on YouTube yet): ted.com My TEDGlenn Petersen1April 22
3272Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said to be under close scrutiny in federal privacy J.F. Sebastian-April 22
3271Platforms Want Centralized Censorship. That Should Scare You Emma Lianso Wired Glenn Petersen1April 21
3270So glad I deleted Facebook a few days ago. I've deactivated it before, but tJ.F. Sebastian-April 19
3269Facebook says its employees had access to millions of Instagram passwords cnbc.JakeStraw-April 19
3268The unprofitable Pinterest went public today: Zoom is worth billions more than Glenn Petersen-April 18
3267Facebook says it 'unintentionally uploaded' 1.5 million users' emailJakeStraw-April 18
3266Facebook is working on a voice assistant to rival Amazon Alexa and Apple Siri cnJakeStraw-April 17
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