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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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3716Meta plans to put AI everywhere on its platforms Ina Fried, author of Axios LoGlenn Petersen-9 AM
3715This what Instagram’s upcoming Twitter competitor looks like / Meta is talking Glenn Petersen-9 AM
3714Meta pulls the curtain back on its A.I. chips for the first time [graphic] MJulius Wong-May 18
3713The report doesn’t denounce social media, instead asserting that online social nGlenn Petersen-May 10
3712Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg competes in, wins first Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu touJulius Wong-May 9
3711Inside Meta's scramble to catch up on AI This is pretty interesting to me. Doren1May 6
3710Threat of TikTok ban has creators scrambling to build followings on Instagram, YDoren-May 6
3709Meta Platforms swings to decline as FTC moves to prohibit monetizing youth data Julius Wong-May 4
3708How Mark Zuckerberg broke Meta’s workforce Roiled by waves of layoffs and a cosGlenn Petersen-May 1
3707Meta earnings call: Never mind the ad beat, here's the AI future (and presenJulius Wong-April 26
3706Meta shares pop 12% after company reports first sales increase in four quarters,Glenn Petersen-April 26
3705Mass Layoffs and Absentee Bosses Create a Morale Crisis at Meta New York Times Glenn Petersen1April 12
3704Meta paid VR developers salaries of up to $1 million. Facebook’s owner is now inGlenn Petersen-April 7
3703Meta to debut ad-creating generative AI this year, CTO says Facebook parent expGlenn Petersen-April 5
3702The TikTok thing is interesting to me. If its banned will that cause Meta to go Doren-March 18
3701Meta's paid verification program goes live in the US Starting today, you caGlenn Petersen-March 17
3700Meta exploring a new social network that could compete with Twitter PUBLISHED FGlenn Petersen-March 10
3699Meta planning thousands of more cuts after widespread layoffs, report says PUBLGlenn Petersen-March 7
3698Mark Zuckerberg announces Meta’s new large language model as A.I. race heats up Glenn Petersen-February 25
3697Social Media is a Major Cause of the Mental Illness Epidemic in Teen Girls. HereFJB-February 22
3696Meta plans to cut thousands of jobs, after CEO predicted no more layoffs The FaGlenn Petersen-February 22
3695Meta is rolling out a new paid verification subscription service for Instagram aGlenn Petersen-February 19
3694Amazon is the latest threat to Facebook as ad targeting suffers PUBLISHED FRI, Glenn Petersen-February 12
3693Meta, Long an A.I. Leader, Tries Not to Be Left Out of the Boom It has long hadGlenn Petersen-February 7
3692Enough is Enough: The Criminal Case Against Mark Zuckerberg The rule of law doeThomas M.1February 6
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