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Meta Platforms, Inc. (Facebook)
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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3777I think what is worrying trader is the burn rate associate with the Metaverse. IJohnny Canuck1April 25
3776What, me worry? Wall Street defends Meta's increased spending on AI opportunJulius Wong-April 25
3775I read all of Meta's platforms are down in many areas. I can't log intoKirk ©-March 5
3774OT to META. Reddit chooses New York Stock Exchange for long-stalled IPO NicholGlenn Petersen-February 5
3773Meta covers all bases in latest 10-K, including trial by combat Feb. 02, 2024 4Julius Wong-February 3
3772Not specific to Meta; another social media IPO. Reddit chooses New York Stock EGlenn Petersen1February 3
3771Meta shares jump 14% after profit triples and company announces first-ever dividGlenn Petersen-February 2
3770$50b buyback and a dividend. Whoo - this tech party's only just getting starHarshu Vyas-February 1
3769Meta stock bounces back, recovering its post-pandemic losses Sara Fischer AxiosGlenn Petersen-January 22
3768Each Facebook User Is Monitored by Thousands of Companies consumerreports.orgJulius Wong2January 19
3767Meta’s new Threads, a rival for X, is now Apple’s most downloaded app Business Glenn Petersen-12/22/2023
3766How Meta could benefit from the OpenAI shakeup PUBLISHED WED, NOV 22 20235:15 PGlenn Petersen-11/22/2023
3765Zuckerberg says Threads has almost 100 million monthly users / Watch out, Elon:Glenn Petersen-10/29/2023
3764Meta beats on top and bottom lines as digital ad recovery pushes revenue up 23% Glenn Petersen110/26/2023
3763Meta sued by 42 attorneys general alleging Facebook, Instagram features are addiGlenn Petersen110/24/2023
3762Mark Zuckerberg just previewed Meta's new VR avatars – and they don't suJulius Wong-10/1/2023
3761Meta introduces ChatGPT competitor, AI tools amid industry arms race Meta AI wiGlenn Petersen-9/29/2023
3760META Connect preview: Meta Platforms (NASDAQ: META) will hold its Meta Connect Julius Wong-9/24/2023
3759Meta Is Developing a New, More Powerful AI System as Technology Race Escalates Glenn Petersen-9/11/2023
3758Meta May Allow Instagram and Facebook Users in Europe to Pay to Avoid Ads The sGlenn Petersen-9/1/2023
3757Meta is building a space-age ‘universal language translator’ [graphic] When yJulius Wong18/27/2023
3756Meta launches own AI code-writing tool: Code Llama / Meta said Code Llama will Glenn Petersen18/25/2023
3755Meta’s Threads App to Launch Web Version as Rivalry With X Enters New Stage A wGlenn Petersen18/20/2023
3754America’s Tech Giants Rush to Comply With New Curbs in Europe Google, Meta PlatGlenn Petersen-8/20/2023
3753Meta’s AI Agents Learn to Move by Copying Toddlers Biomechanical models that leJulius Wong18/20/2023
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