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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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3444Facebook up 6.5% this afternoon. Details on Reels: Instagram Reels launches gloGlenn Petersen1Thursday
34439:00 AM TikTok / Microsoft may have a more crowded field: Instagram’s Short-ViSr K2Wednesday
3442Instagram morphs into an information powerhouse Neal Rothschild, Sara Fischer Glenn Petersen1Wednesday
3441Mark Zuckerberg, Jeff Bezos Have Made $6 Billion Each Since Wednesday’s CongressJulius Wong-last Saturday
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
3435The game is rigged: A former marketer shows you how Big Tech’s advertising practJ.F. Sebastian-July 12
3434A Cancer Patient Finds Her Facebook Feed is Full of Ads for 'Alternative TreRon-July 12
3433Both Steyers are Aholes. Hate speech LOL! Hate speech is speech that Libtards golfer72-July 10
3432A common tactic of the far left here in California is if you can't win with Kirk ©-July 10
3431It seems that Jim Steyer's criticisms of Facebook (and social media in generGlenn Petersen-July 10
3430That is a BIG part of what offends so many of us... I had missed the Steyer conKirk ©-July 5
3429BTW, I don't think that Facebook is going to suffer any permanent damage. HGlenn Petersen1July 5
3428I had missed the Steyer connection. Thanks for brining it to my attention. It isGlenn Petersen-July 5
3427So we want a country where the only speech thats allowed is what the corporationGlenn Petersen-July 5
3426These companies are funny. They should not advertise on CNN or MSNBC if they aregolfer72-July 5
3425Message 32815795The Ox2July 2
3424I believe this is political to stop Trump. My GUESS is Mark Zukerberg sides witKirk ©1June 30
3423I'm not concerned. This is a much needed wake up call. They need to establisGlenn Petersen-June 29
3422I bet changes will be made, advertisers will come back, and FB will do ok. I aPaul Senior-June 29
3421Exclusive: Facebook ad boycott campaign to go global, organizers say Sheila DanGlenn Petersen-June 29
3420The hard truth about the Facebook ad boycott: Nothing matters but Zuckerberg BGlenn Petersen-June 28
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