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Facebook, Inc.
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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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3214I took a look at the charts of the Fang stocks this morning and the one that looRarebird-yesterday
3213U.S. regulators have met to discuss imposing a record-setting fine against FacebGlenn Petersen-last Friday
3212Facebook says it will invest $300M in local news As for why FacebJakeStraw-last Tuesday
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3210JPMorgan($195.Price target) Says Facebook Is a Top Stock Pick For 2019 -- BarronCeltictrader-January 11
3209Facebook will probably be OK as an investment, longer term. I sold my entire posJ.F. Sebastian1January 5
3208I'm thinking I'm going to start buying in on Monday... I'm still a bDoren-January 4
3207Here's a recent writeup: I bought last week in the 14 ranrogermci®-12/26/2018
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3205Of course a great way to play this, especially now with all the mindless tax losrogermci®-12/25/2018
3204Fortnite: The hot, new social network Mike Allen, Sara Fischer, Felix Salmon AxGlenn Petersen112/25/2018
3203Facebook Is Developing a Cryptocurrency for WhatsApp Transfers, Sources Say By Glenn Petersen-12/20/2018
3202Facebook Faces Fresh Allegations of Allowing Access to Data By Ryan Vlastelica Glenn Petersen112/19/2018
3201NAACP returns Facebook donation, calls for boycott [graphic] NAACPFUBHO-12/18/2018
3200Facebook wants you to buy HBO on Facebook and watch HBO on Facebook The world’sGlenn Petersen-12/13/2018
3199'Facebook's stock is bottoming here' as Instagram keeps drawing ad dJakeStraw112/13/2018
3198Facebook testing search advertising as new revenue stream seekingalpha.comJakeStraw112/12/2018
3197Instagram launches walkie-talkie voice messaging Users can hold dJakeStraw112/11/2018
3196Mark Zuckerberg's Biggest Problem: Internal Tensions At Facebook Are BoilingGlenn Petersen-12/5/2018
3195Facebook ends platform policy banning apps that copy its features Josh ConstineGlenn Petersen-12/4/2018
3194Sheryl Sandberg Is Said to Have Asked Facebook Staff to Research George Soros Szax-11/29/2018
3193Teens Say Social Media Isn’t As Bad For Them As You Might Think A majority of tGlenn Petersen111/28/2018
3192Eight People Are Facing Charges As A Result Of The FBI’s Biggest-Ever Ad Fraud IGlenn Petersen111/28/2018
3191DOJ unseals charges in alleged massive online ad fraud The Department of JusFUBHO-11/28/2018
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