Northern, WI  11/27/2012 (BasicsMedia)  — Surviving as a public company is difficult and you can ask Mark Zuckerberg the litany of impediments to surviving the New Age IPO.   As if – it’s not bad enough – you have a Wall Street pencil neck analyst twisting any comment you make into news, but it’s your (Non-share holder members) who are penning “Fake Privacy” notices in a viral way using your platform protesting you being a public company (FB).  

All the hoopla has to do with users information remaining private because FaceBook (NASDAQ:FB) is a public company.  Which  is silly..because every public company has customer information that it keeps private.  Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) does this , and Coke (NYSE:KO) also does this.  But at very least this “Viral Notice” asks an important question about Public Company Transparency? How can a huge Monolith like Facebok with 1 Billion users be transparent?  It’s a contradiction…

The funny thing is that shares have been trading higher for FaceBook, and they have had a remarkable run based on all the shrapnel flying at them.  Shares over the last 90 days have absorbed an incredible number of common shares, not to mention, what Option activity and opportunity this has created on the trading side.  FaceBook (FB) is part of the Financial Services Machine because they trade 50,000,000 shares per day – and no joke – they trade 50,000, 000 shares per day on the NASDAQ platform…they are a BIG part of the machine now, and maybe this is what the “Privacy Notice” was about?  Maybe it is about the contradiction between transparency and disclosure.  I don’t know many companies who have 1 Billion+ intimate friends who need to be protected.  FaceBook users need to decide, and it is very easy to vote with your “virtual feet”.  Having a stock symbol (FB) is hard to do when you have billions of users, just ask Mr. Zuckerberg.

Below is the recent posting on Mashable:


 A ‘privacy notice’ that’s been virally spreading on Facebook, supposedly protecting one’s personal details and data from unauthorized copying, is fake. The notice started spreading a few days after Facebook posted its new privacy guidelines, announcing it would let users comment on proposed changes to its governing documents, but not vote.

The text of the notice starts as follows: “In response to the new Facebook guidelines I hereby declare that my copyright is attached to all of my personal details, illustrations, graphics, comics, paintings, photos and videos, etc. (as a result of the Berner Convention). For commercial use of the above my written consent is needed at all times!” It then goes on claiming that anyone can copy this text and paste it on their Facebook wall, which supposedly forbids Facebook to “disclose, copy, distribute, disseminate, or take any other action against [the user] on the basis of this profile and/or its contents.”

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