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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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2803 Current FB estimates on the Yahoo Finance page have climbed to $5.86 for FY17 aThe Ox3December 6
2802 Would You Blame the Phone for Russian Interference? No? Then why is Facebook uGlenn Petersen2November 30
2801.....and the band played onsheetmillgalvanize-November 24
2800Facebook will help some users figure out if they saw Russian propaganda during tGlenn Petersen1November 23
2799Is This the Easiest Way to Beat the Stock Market? Celtictrader1November 20
2798Europe turns on FACEBOOKGOOGLE for tax revamp...FUBHO-November 19
2797 Was Facebook manipulating the coverage before the election? Wenn Sie noch imFUBHO1November 16
2796From temptation to sextortion Inside the fake Facebook profile industry BY JEFFFUBHO-November 14
2795Facebook relaunches Events app as Facebook Local, adds bars and food techcrunch.JakeStraw-November 10
2794Facebook expands its Marketplace section with housing rentals techcrunch.comJakeStraw-November 9
2793Gotta say, I love FB marketplace, co-worker turned me on to it. Fantastic dealszax-November 8
2792Facebook estimates 200 million users may be fake: report Facebook estimates 200FUBHO-November 4
2791Facebook’s business is booming, but it says preventing abuse will cut into futurGlenn Petersen-November 2
2790Facebook may have a Russia problem, but it just posted its best quarter ever FaGlenn Petersen1November 1
2789Facebook's Strong Revenue Growth $FB had warned of a decline in its revenueRob Phil-November 1
2788Facebook says Clinton and Trump campaigns spent combined $81M on ads on the platFUBHO-November 1
2787Is It Time to Break-Up Big Tech? Are Facebook, Google, and Amazon reaching publFUBHO-October 31
2786Who Will Rein In Facebook? Challengers Are Lining Up Pressure is building, at hGlenn Petersen4October 29
2785How much reach do Facebook and Twitter have? Data may not be as accurate as you FUBHO-October 27
2784Facebook launches Marketplace for cars with dealers and Blue Book pricing techcrJakeStraw-October 26
2783Facebook tests removing publishers from News Feed—unless they pay By Kerry FlyGlenn Petersen-October 23
2782The tradeoff: The chaos of a free and open Internet that allows for the free expGlenn Petersen1October 17
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