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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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3129They probably signed non compete clause prior to leaving. So not a threat to FB.Celtictrader-yesterday
3128It says Full of B SCeltictrader-yesterday
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3126Instagram's Cofounders Resign Amid Turbulence At Facebook forbes.comJakeStraw-yesterday
3125Facebook disabled my real account. The one with your high school friends. My fFUBHO-yesterday
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3123Why Facebook Will Never Be Free of Fakes Sheryl Sandberg’s testimony to CongresGlenn Petersen-September 9
3122We all know how well that went with Microsoft, and that was started under the ClJ.F. Sebastian1September 7
3121Professor Who Coined Term ‘Net Neutrality’ Thinks It’s Time To Break Up FacebookFUBHO-September 6
3120Facebook Launches Video Service Watch Across the Globe? By: InvestorPlace | SepCeltictrader-September 5
3119Instagram is building a standalone app for shopping Facebook is planning a majoGlenn Petersen1September 4
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3117here's the chart for perspective... [graphic] here's another chart forelpolvo-August 30
3116FB-This chart puts into perspective the global reach of social media giants likeCeltictrader1August 30
3115Facebook Watch is launching worldwide Facebook Watch, the socialJakeStraw1August 29
3114People Spend 2.5 Times As Much Time on Facebook Apps Compared to Google Apps fooJakeStraw-August 28
3113To get internet access around the world, Facebook is working with local businessJakeStraw1August 28
3112Instagram is rolling out more safeguards for users, including letting large accoJakeStraw2August 28
3111I periodically asked for a password change by Instagramcoolme-August 27
3110Bullish crossover in MACD and Stochastic oscillator. [graphic]Alejandroo Green1August 27
3109FB looking Strong ,Take a look... nasdaq.comCeltictrader-August 27
3108 German antitrust watchdog plans action on Facebook this year BONN, Germany (ReFUBHO-August 27
3107Say ‘Aloha’: A closer look at Facebook’s voice ambitions Code reveals unlaunchedJakeStraw1August 22
3106Facebook to Remove Over 5,000 Ad-Targeting Options to Curb Discrimination 1:11 pCeltictrader-August 21
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