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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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3411The Complex Debate Over Silicon Valley’s Embrace of Content Moderation Many in Glenn Petersen-yesterday
3410An employee rebellion at Facebook: Facebook employees said they were ‘caught inGlenn Petersen-last Friday
3409Actually this article isn't the whole truth. Facebook uses hadoop. by deGreen Receipt2last Thursday
3408Now you can delete old Facebook posts without deleting Facebook Facebook’s new Glenn Petersen1last Wednesday
3407Today's high (237.20) is $100 higher than March's low price or >%70+ The Ox-May 21
3406Mark Zuckerberg announces Facebook Shops, making it easier for businesses to lisGlenn Petersen-May 20
3405ATH to 229.37 seconds agoSr K-May 20
3404Some more background on the Giphy deal: 'This happened very fast': How Glenn Petersen1May 17
3403The WSJ article didn't mention a "go shop" period or a breakup feeSr K-May 16
3402It's a smart strategic acquisition if it can survive an antitrust review. CGlenn Petersen-May 15
3401I love the fact that Facebook is using their cash during the crisis. slacker711-May 15
3400Scoop: Facebook to buy Giphy for $400 millio Dan Primack, Kia Kokalitcheva, SGlenn Petersen-May 15
3399Singapore state investor Temasek joins Libra, Facebook’s digital currency projecGlenn Petersen1May 15
3398What’s unfolded in the weeks since is a wholesale reshuffling of the nature of cGlenn Petersen-May 10
3397Facebook rises after reporting ‘stability’ in ad revenue after fall in March PuGlenn Petersen-April 29
3396213.5 after hours....The Ox1April 29
3395Mark Zuckerberg Asserts Control of Facebook, Pushing Aside Dissenters The 35-yGlenn Petersen-April 28
3394Our Ingenuity Shapes Facebook We mortals are showing one of the internet era’s Glenn Petersen-April 26
3393Videoconferencing is going to be huge for Facebook. Message 32701002Glenn Petersen-April 26
3392WSJ 4:39 PM <b>Facebook Launches Its Answer to Zoom </b>ISr K1April 24
3391Facebook rolling out free video calling for up to 50 people Published Fri, Apr Glenn Petersen1April 24
3390Major WhatsApp Update Could Threaten Zoom’s Current Market Dominance April 18, Glenn Petersen-April 19
3389Scrolling Through the Rise, and Takeover, of Instagram NO FILTER The Inside StoGlenn Petersen-April 15
3388Even Google and Facebook May Face an Ad Slump Though ad sales at the two companGlenn Petersen-April 14
3387Good analysis. I wouldn’t even want to hazard a guess on Facebook’s EPS for eithGlenn Petersen-April 11
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