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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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2738Facebook bought a small German startup that can add and remove objects in videosJakeStraw-last Friday
2737Facebook launches Watch tab of original video shows techcrunch.comJakeStraw-last Thursday
2736Instagram Stories turns 1 as daily use surpasses Snapchat by Josh Constine ( @Glenn Petersen-August 2
2735Facebook bought an AI startup that could turn its middling virtual assistant intJakeStraw1August 1
2734Facebook wants to help news publishers sell subscriptions, but says it doesn’t wGlenn Petersen-July 28
2733Facebook, Inc. had its price target raised by analysts at J P Morgan Chase &JakeStraw4July 27
2732Facebook's 2017 Profitability Will Be Even Better Than Expected fool.comJakeStraw-July 27
2731Taking a look at the past 4 quarters, EPS estimates were beaten 3 times and missThe Ox5July 27
2730Facebook's properties have become utilities, without the regulatory burden oGlenn Petersen-July 27
2729just amazing.............John Carragher-July 26
2728Facebook reports better-than-expected sales and profit growth, stock rises EPS: Glenn Petersen4July 26
2727Over the years, FB has done a good job at managing expectations. When they releaGlenn Petersen2July 26
2726WASHINGTON -- An influential House committee chairman is launching a new effort Savant1July 25
2725NonGAAP PE ratio: nasdaq.com Message 30851612The Ox-July 25
2724FB has been solidly adding EPS while revenue growth % has been slowing. NaturalThe Ox1July 25
2723Is Facebook’s revenue growth finally slowing down? Facebook has been warning ofGlenn Petersen-July 25
2722Some economists say US tech giants are becoming harmful monopolies, need to be bFUBHO-July 24
2721Academics and regulators are wrestling on how to apply possibly antiquated anti-Glenn Petersen-July 23
2720wsj.com July 12, 2017 Facebook for the second time in 2017 is slashing the priSr K-July 11
2719Newspapers ask Congress for new protections from Google, Facebook Sara Fischer Glenn Petersen1July 10
2718Facebook’s Aquila drone completes its second test flight, lands well this time Glenn Petersen-June 30
2717Instagram Unleashes an AI System to Blast Away Nasty Comments Author: Nicholas Glenn Petersen1June 30
2716Facebook in talks to produce original TV-quality shows: WSJ cnbc.comJakeStraw1June 26
2715This is a good discussion about how powerful facebook it is, in fact for quite aannebritt-June 26
2714Inside Facebook’s AI Machine Author: Steven Levy Backchannel 02.23.17, 12:00 amGlenn Petersen-June 25
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