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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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3319Facebook’s Crypto Woes Deepen as Mnuchin Joins Parade of Critics By Josh WingrGlenn Petersen-8 hours ago
3318F.T.C. Approves Facebook Fine of About $5 Billion By Cecilia Kang New York TiGlenn Petersen2last Friday
3317Facebook answers how Libra taxes & anti-fraud will work Libra claims it’s nGlenn Petersen1last Friday
3316Apple Cofounder Steve Wozniak Says Most People Should Get Off Facebook PermanentJ.F. Sebastian-last Wednesday
3315This could be big.MBMRESEARCH-July 3
3314Politicians Don't Trust Facebook—Unless They're Campaigning Author: HamGlenn Petersen1June 30
3313I Shouldn’t Have to Publish This in The New York Times By Cory Doctorow Mr. DocGlenn Petersen-June 29
3312Facebook had its price target raised by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG from $220.0JakeStraw-June 27
3311Mark Zuckerberg: We can’t stop Russian election interference by ourselves, US goGlenn Petersen-June 27
3310Who’s going to use the big bad Libra? Jon Evans@rezendi TechCrunch June 23, 201Glenn Petersen1June 23
3309Analysts love Facebook’s cryptocurrency: ‘Empower billions,’ ‘watershed moment’ JakeStraw1June 18
3308The Libra White Paper: libra.orgGlenn Petersen-June 18
3307Facebook Plans Global Financial System Based on Cryptocurrency By Mike IsaacGlenn Petersen1June 18
3306Facebook announces Libra cryptocurrency: All you need to know The use cases, teJulius Wong1June 18
3305A Supreme Court Decision Could Have Implications for Social Media Free Speech TGlenn Petersen-June 17
3304Concerns Over Facebook Data Use Derailed at Least 3 Crypto Partnerships Leigh CGlenn Petersen-June 15
3303Facebook’s cryptocurrency partners revealed—we obtained the entire list of inaugGlenn Petersen-June 14
3302As Facebook explores ways to generate revenue from WhatsApp, the company is nowJakeStraw1June 14
3301Facebook’s New Cryptocurrency Gets Big Backers Visa, Mastercard, PayPal and UbeGlenn Petersen1June 13
3300Facebook plans June 18th cryptocurrency debut. Here’s what we know Josh ConstinGlenn Petersen-June 7
3299Report: Facebook plans to create independent foundation to manage its cryptocurrGlenn Petersen-June 5
3298Time for Facebook to bring in an adult supervisor.Glenn Petersen1June 5
3297At Facebook's annual shareholder meeting last week, 68% of outside shareholdFUBHO1June 5
3296What if Instagram Got Rid of Likes? Social networks built on public status markGlenn Petersen-June 1
3295Facebook’s Adam Mosseri fought hard against fake news — now he’s leading InstagrGlenn Petersen-June 1
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