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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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2782The tradeoff: The chaos of a free and open Internet that allows for the free expGlenn Petersen1Tuesday
2781Positive bullish technical indication. A break of 175 could move it up to 204. [hollyhunter-Tuesday
2780An earnings preview for Facebook: <snip> Facebook Facebook, which has dGlenn Petersen2Tuesday
2779Facebook Is Looking for Employees With National Security Clearances By Sarah FGlenn Petersen-Monday
2778The first article is worth posting in full. Hmmmm...FUHBO posting a link to a NeGlenn Petersen-Monday
2777 Facebook has bought tbh, the anonymous app loved by teens Alex Heath Glenn Petersen1Monday
2776Facebook is testing a CV feature to take on LinkedIn Rob Price Business InsiderGlenn Petersen-Monday
2775Does this kind of stuff keep you up at night? #justaskingforafriendlizardK-October 13
2774Facebook’s ‘Order Food’ feature officially launches across the U.S. techcrunch.cJakeStraw-October 13
2773Tech Giants Transform From 'Saviors' to 'Threats'... FACEBOOK SFUBHO-October 12
2772Standard price of $399 for tethered Oculus should be good for uptake.FUBHO-October 12
2771Everything announced at Oculus’ Connect 4 VR conference techcrunch.comJakeStraw-October 12
2770Obviously, our digital laws need some updating and fine tuning.Glenn Petersen-October 11
2769Bullish crossover in MACD and RSI(14) stands at 56.5 with positive bias. [graphihollyhunter1October 11
2768 reuters.com U.S. Supreme Court declines to review computer hacking cases AndreThe Ox1October 10
2767 wired.com ...The contest Facebook entered, like most AI research in the area, uFUBHO-October 9
2766Worth posting in full: Mark Zuckerberg’s Fake News Problem Isn’t Going Away FaGlenn Petersen-October 2
2765FACEBOOK Blocks Chinese Billionaire Who Tells Tales of Corruption... ZUCKERBERGFUBHO-October 1
2764There's a problem with those charts, IMO. Look at the first one and then alThe Ox3September 29
2763Current valuation of Facebook doesn't look sustainable in view of the fact tProThinker1September 28
2762China Blocks WhatsApp, Broadening Online Censorship nytimes.comFUBHO-September 25
2761Facebook’s Frankenstein Moment By KEVIN ROOSE New York Glenn Petersen-September 22
2760There's a feature story Mark Zuckerberg's Fake News Problem Isn't Sr K-September 22
2759Bloomberg's take: bloomberg.comSr K3September 22
2758Facebook cancels plan to change ownership share structure Under investor pressurGlenn Petersen3September 22
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