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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

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3363In the WSJ — Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom at the DealBook conference, Sr K-Sunday
3362All of this gets at the single biggest difference between how the world sees FacGlenn Petersen-Sunday
3361False attacks on Facebook could bring 'a Titanic-sized disaster' in 2020Glenn Petersen-last Friday
3360Leaked Internal Facebook Documents Reveal Disturbing Information Today a trove J.F. Sebastian-November 6
3359Your Move, Facebook Twitter will no longer allow political advertising, a move Glenn Petersen-October 31
3358Facebook stock rises on better-than-expected revenue and earnings October 30, 2Glenn Petersen-October 30
3357n a hearing in front of the US Congress yesterday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Glenn Petersen-October 27
3356It’s not just Congress—China’s tech giants are scared of Facebook’s Libra too MGlenn Petersen-October 27
3355Our Congress Critters at work: Thursday assorted links by Tyler Cowen MarginGlenn Petersen-October 24
3354Facebook open to currency-pegged stablecoins for Libra project Andrea Shalal ReGlenn Petersen-October 21
3353Also on Dana Perino's show, today. Later, in the WSJ Facebook Reaches DeaSr K-October 18
3352Defiant Zuckerberg Says Facebook Won’t Police Political Speech In an address atGlenn Petersen1October 18
3351Facebook is uniquely positioned to launch a worldwide digital currency. ObviouslGlenn Petersen-October 15
3350I consider that a good thing. Hope it dies on the vine.J.F. Sebastian1October 12
3349Facebook’s libra cryptocurrency coalition is falling apart as eBay, Visa, MasterGlenn Petersen2October 11
3348PayPal withdraws from Facebook’s libra cryptocurrency Published Fri, Oct 4 2019Glenn Petersen1October 5
3347The strongest of the FAANG stocks, or if you prefer, the FB, AMZN. AAPL, NFLX, Sr K-October 3
3346Libra member companies are planning to meet this month in Switzerland PublishedGlenn Petersen-October 2
3345Facebook, WhatsApp Will Have to Share Messages With U.K. By Kitty Donaldson aGlenn Petersen-September 28
3344U.S. dollar to be main currency underpinning Facebook's Libra: Spiegel ReuGlenn Petersen-September 22
3342Global regulators to question Facebook's Libra amid EU concerns: paper ReutGlenn Petersen-September 15
3341France and Germany agree to block Facebook's Libra Reuters Editorial FUBHO-September 14
3340Burglars Are Following You on Facebook I learned the hard way that social mediJulius Wong1September 11
3339Facebook, Google face off against a formidable new foe: State attorneys general Glenn Petersen1September 9
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