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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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3375Study: Facebook quitters report more life satisfaction, less depression and anxiFUBHO1last Friday
3374Facebook-owned messaging service WhatsApp passes 2B users Glenn Petersen-last Thursday
3373Facebook stock falls after showing 51% rise in expenses Published Wed, Jan 29 2Glenn Petersen-January 29
3372Instagram User Growth in the US Will Drop to Single Digits For the First Time bGlenn Petersen-January 4
3371We have a huge problem’: European regulator despairs over lack of enforcement TGlenn Petersen-12/29/2019
3370Good grief, that's almost the population of the US. I use FB, so maybe I&#kimberley-12/20/2019
3369267 million - mostly American - Facebook users IDs, names and phone numbers haveFUBHO-12/19/2019
3368Facebook has acquired PlayGiga, a Madrid-based cloud gaming startup. The companJakeStraw-12/19/2019
3367Peter Thiel reportedly pushed Facebook not to vet fake political ads Published Glenn Petersen-12/17/2019
3366Facebook falls on report of possible FTC injunction Published Thu, Dec 12 20192Glenn Petersen-12/12/2019
3365Facebook Tells Barr It Won’t Open Up Encrypted Messages nytimes.comJakeStraw-12/10/2019
3364‘The Anti-Facebook’: Wikipedia co-founder launches ad-free social media platformJulius Wong111/19/2019
3363In the WSJ — Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom at the DealBook conference, Sr K-11/10/2019
3362All of this gets at the single biggest difference between how the world sees FacGlenn Petersen-11/10/2019
3361False attacks on Facebook could bring 'a Titanic-sized disaster' in 2020Glenn Petersen-11/8/2019
3360Leaked Internal Facebook Documents Reveal Disturbing Information Today a trove J.F. Sebastian-11/6/2019
3359Your Move, Facebook Twitter will no longer allow political advertising, a move Glenn Petersen-10/31/2019
3358Facebook stock rises on better-than-expected revenue and earnings October 30, 2Glenn Petersen-10/30/2019
3357n a hearing in front of the US Congress yesterday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Glenn Petersen-10/27/2019
3356It’s not just Congress—China’s tech giants are scared of Facebook’s Libra too MGlenn Petersen-10/27/2019
3355Our Congress Critters at work: Thursday assorted links by Tyler Cowen MarginGlenn Petersen-10/24/2019
3354Facebook open to currency-pegged stablecoins for Libra project Andrea Shalal ReGlenn Petersen-10/21/2019
3353Also on Dana Perino's show, today. Later, in the WSJ Facebook Reaches DeaSr K-10/18/2019
3352Defiant Zuckerberg Says Facebook Won’t Police Political Speech In an address atGlenn Petersen110/18/2019
3351Facebook is uniquely positioned to launch a worldwide digital currency. ObviouslGlenn Petersen-10/15/2019
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