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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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2845Is Facebook Inc Launching a Music Streaming Service? investorplace.comJakeStraw-last Wednesday
2844Facebook teams up with Lyft and others for crisis response efforts techcrunch.coJakeStraw-February 15
2843Long, excellent: Two Years that Shook Facebook—and the World How a confused, dGlenn Petersen1February 12
2842Facebook lost around 2.8 million U.S. users under 25 last year. 2018 won’t be muGlenn Petersen-February 12
2841WhatsApp has launched person-to-person payments into beta in India by Sarah PGlenn Petersen-February 8
2840The bearish sentiment in the market fueled by Janet Yellen's comment -"Walkerjack-February 5
2839Bullish crossover in MACD and Stochastic oscillator. [graphic]Alejandroo Green-February 3
2838Sold the rest of my Facebook @192 today. It been a nice run, +167% since March zax-February 1
2837Facebook users are spending less time on the site. Facebook ( FFUBHO-February 1
2836Zuckerberg said he's shifted Facebook's goal away from showing people mThe Black Swan1January 31
2835They crushed the number and dropped $9 after hours initially. Up almost $3 once Sdgla-January 31
2834Facebook is still raking it in, even as people spend less time on the service TGlenn Petersen-January 31
2833FACEBOOK loses daily users for first time... Getting Aggressive With Those Who FUBHO-January 31
2832Of all the stocks listed on SI opening page, only seven are green. Facebook is zzpat-January 30
2831 “This Is Serious”: Facebook Begins Its Downward Spiral Facebook was always famGlenn Petersen1January 29
2830Some speculative thoughts (and that is all they are) on the prospect of FacebookGlenn Petersen-January 29
2829Russian add buys on FB = $100K H Clinton add buys $1 Billion. No need for a $10Sdgla1January 27
2828Mueller team interviewed Facebook staff in Russia probe: Wired The interview wazax-January 26
2827George Soros: Facebook and Google a menace to societyBillionaire says social medFUBHO-January 26
2826Facebook acquires biometric ID verification startup techcrunch.comJakeStraw-January 24
2825TECH GIANTS GIVEN COLD SHOULDER AT DAVOS... World must 'wake up to threat&#FUBHO-January 24
2824For anyone interested in how Blockchain could potentially disrupt Facebook, I woGlenn Petersen-January 17
2823John .. Still hanging in ..nice :)The Black Swan-January 12
2822I think that the change actually enhances the long-term value of Facebook. It paGlenn Petersen3January 12
2821took the opportunity to add a few sharesJohn Carragher1January 12
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