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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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3460Facebook reports a decline in users in the U.S. and Canada PUBLISHED THU, OCT 2Glenn Petersen-an hour ago
3459State, federal antitrust charges against Facebook could come as soon as NovemberGlenn Petersen-last Friday
3458Find it interesting how most of the posts for FaceBook are related to regulationFollowing-Mr.Pink-last Thursday
3457Facebook Is Already Preparing for a Biden Presidency How the prospect of a “bluGlenn Petersen-October 19
3456Trump Foes Fume Over Timing of FCC’s Efforts to Rein In Twitter By Todd ShieldGlenn Petersen-October 16
3455(Bloomberg) -- Facebook Inc. will ban posts that deny the Holocaust in a reversaThe Ox1October 12
3454House Democrats say Facebook, Amazon, Alphabet, Apple enjoy ‘monopoly power’ andGlenn Petersen1October 6
3453Facebook Says Government Breakup of Instagram, WhatsApp Would Be ‘Complete NonstGlenn Petersen-October 4
3452Facebook rebuts ‘The Social Dilemma,’ a popular Netflix documentary PUBLISHED FGlenn Petersen-October 4
3451Facebook accused of spying on users on Instagram, lawsuit filed: Report The casJ.F. Sebastian-September 18
3450Facebook Defectors Attempting to Turn Trump’s Strategy Against Him wired.comRon1September 18
3449I bet FB adapts, celebrities of course will come back, and the stock will do ok.Paul Senior-September 16
3448FTC Preparing Possible Antitrust Suit Against Facebook No final decision has beGlenn Petersen-September 15
3447Reuters partners with Facebook to deliver live U.S. election night results to soGlenn Petersen-September 3
3446How Facebook Marketplace replaced Craigslist during my move PUBLISHED SAT, AUG Glenn Petersen1August 30
3445Facebook Braces Itself for Trump to Cast Doubt on Election Results New York TimGlenn Petersen2August 21
3444Facebook up 6.5% this afternoon. Details on Reels: Instagram Reels launches gloGlenn Petersen1August 6
34439:00 AM TikTok / Microsoft may have a more crowded field: Instagram’s Short-ViSr K2August 5
3442Instagram morphs into an information powerhouse Neal Rothschild, Sara Fischer Glenn Petersen1August 5
3441Mark Zuckerberg, Jeff Bezos Have Made $6 Billion Each Since Wednesday’s CongressJulius Wong-August 1
3440The fill hearing: [youtube video]Glenn Petersen-July 31
3439Facebook reports 11% revenue growth even amid pandemic slowdown PUBLISHED THU, Glenn Petersen2July 30
3438Facebook aims for Zoom by letting users live broadcast large video meetings PUBGlenn Petersen-July 23
3437You might find this interview with Shoshana Zuboff, the author of "SurveilGlenn Petersen2July 18
3436FTC Considering Deposing Top Facebook Executives in Antitrust Probe Facebook ofGlenn Petersen-July 18
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