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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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3651TikTok and the Fall of the Social-Media Giants Facebook is trying to copy TikToGlenn Petersen-Sunday
3650Meta is putting its latest AI chatbot on the web for the public to talk to WhatJulius Wong-last Saturday
3649We Interviewed Meta’s New AI Chatbot About … Itself wired.comJulius Wong2last Saturday
3648Federal Trade Commission head Lina Khan overruled staff advice to intervene in aGlenn Petersen-July 29
3647F.T.C. Chair Upends Antitrust Standards With Meta Lawsuit Lina Khan may set offGlenn Petersen-July 29
3646Meta Puts the Metaverse Even Further Out of Reach| WIRED The company is raisingJ.F. Sebastian-July 28
3645F.T.C. Sues to Block Meta Virtual Reality Deal as It Confronts Big Tech The moGlenn Petersen1July 27
3644Meta reports earnings miss and forecasts second consecutive quarter of decliningGlenn Petersen-July 27
3643Sunset of the social network Scott Rosenberg Axios July 25, 2022 Mark last weeGlenn Petersen2July 26
3642Facebook Shifts Resources From News to Focus on Creator Economy Senior executivGlenn Petersen1July 20
3641CIA and Facebook: Meet the Ex-CIA Agents Deciding Facebook’s Content Policyblind alley racer-July 20
3640EU Lawmakers Approve Sweeping Digital Regulations Vote advances two new laws, sGlenn Petersen1July 8
3639Mark Zuckerberg envisions a billion people in the metaverse spending hundreds ofGlenn Petersen2June 23
3638Facebook Parent Meta Pulls Out of Sponsorship Deal for U.S. 250th Anniversary PrSr K-June 22
3637Mark Zuckerberg showed these prototype headsets to build support for his $10 bilGlenn Petersen-June 22
3636Meta Scrutinizing Sheryl Sandberg’s Use of Facebook Resources Over Several YearsSr K2June 10
3635Meta Shakes Up AI Unit Amid Drive for Growth AI hubs will become part of producGlenn Petersen-June 7
3634Why Sheryl Sandberg Quit Facebook’s Meta One of the world’s most powerful execuGlenn Petersen1June 3
3633Javier Olivan, who’s replacing Sheryl Sandberg at Meta, built his career on inteGlenn Petersen-June 2
3632Meta Platforms will trade under new ticker starting June 9Sr K-June 1
3631Sheryl Sandberg Stepping Down as Chief Operating Officer of Facebook Parent MetaSr K-June 1
3630Facebook parent Meta COO Sheryl Sandberg says she is stepping down PUBLISHED WEGlenn Petersen1June 1
3629Symbol change coming.... META [tweet]Ron1May 31
3628Facebook Deliberately Caused Havoc in Australia to Influence New Law, WhistlebloSr K1May 5
3627Facebook plans to reduce hiring as revenue growth slows and inflation concerns iGlenn Petersen-May 4
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