What Is It Like to Work With Facebook & Zuck?

We have all heard about how it feels like to work at Google and how Google is the trend setter of creating the perfect environment for creativity and employee retention. But Facebook is different. Rarely have we ever heard about how it feels like to work with Mike Zuckerberg, a company that employs more than a 1,000 able people must have a story or two to share.

The fact that rarely anything about working at Facebook, or with Zuckerberg, is featured in the media made me curious to learn more about.

The Beginning

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Zuck Man

Mark Zuckerberg was somewhat of a local celebrity at Harvard in the fall of 2003. His first site Facemash was a hit at campus; a hot-or-not site for Harvard. Due to that popularity, he was recommended to code another project.

During that time Cameron Winklevoss, Tyler Winklevoss, and Divya Narendra were on the lookout for a programmer to code their idea for them. They wanted to create a social media network for students at Harvard and then potentially expand it to other universities. Based on the recommendation they received, they contacted Mark, and both parties agreed to start working on the project. While at first Mark was enthusiastic about the project, shortly his tone and enthusiasm waded. He went from saying “I read over all the stuff you sent and it seems like it shouldn’t take too long to implement, so we can talk about that after I get all the basic functionality up tomorrow night” to “The week has been pretty busy thus far, so I haven’t gotten a chance to do much work on the site or even think about it really“.

Facebook Kicks Google’s Ass

Well, not literally, but “numberly“.

For the first time ever, Facebook, the place to go stalk friends, foes, and ex-boyfriends squeaked past Google, the place to find information and porn, to become the most popular online destination (that’s a whopping 7% of US Internet usage).

WOW!

Exponential growth of Facebook has left Google behind

Exponential growth of Facebook has left Google behind

Information Scavenging Versus Social Information Curation

It could be that the world has become so trite that images of drunk friends has become more time-worthy than googling for relevant information.

But I doubt it.

20 Top Social Media Jokes, Clips & Cartoons Feb2010

The Thoughtpick team would like to invite you to enjoy our seventh fun collection of social media and networking related cartoons, jokes and clips!

And The Nobel Peace Prize Goes to…

Upon hearing her name, the Internet, dressed up in her best attire of a colorful table-based website, and with a flock of blue Twitter birds flying over head, seemed to be really surprised. She quickly gets over the shock (thanks to multitude of fans updating the shock Wikipedia entries in her head), and struts her way to the stage to accept her prize.

Be Ware! Top 8 Social Media Scams So Far [videos]

In efforts to keep you safe, at least from social media inflicted scams, here's a mixed list of top 8 scams you should know about and probably take to mind when using social media.

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Is Twitter Finally Choosing a Business Model?

Is Twitter Finally Choosing a Business Model?

That's a lot of Info but I can't find anything!

Ever since Twitter secured as much as $100 million dollars of funding last year speculation went wild on what kind of business model they will adopt. In NovemeberTwitter COO Dick Costolo confirmed that the first piece to fall into place is the Ad platform which he described as "fascinating. Non-traditional. And people will love it…...

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Feb-2010 Must-watch Videos: Skinput, OK Go, Youtube 101 & Chatroulette

The nature of the internet is filled with a lot of information and seeing it animated and simplified visual is certainly a blessing, since it opens our mind to new ways to see our world. Whether it's through maps, info-graphs or psychedelic illustrations videos on the web surely added a much needed freshness to information and data...

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Facebook: A Penny for Your Thought?

Facebook: A Penny for Your Thought?

Facebook Credits

Let me introduce you to "Facebook Credits", now open for applications that not only spam our sorry butts off, but are also about to do some ripping off. Basically, Facebook Credits is a currency that is aimed at making the purchase of virtual goods across Facebook's apps easier.

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European Union Kicks IE’s Butt

European Union Kicks IE’s Butt

CSS on IE6

The European Union, believing that "not knowing you have a choice is no choice at all", has made Microsoft integrate a Browser Choice window in their operating system for both new users and existing Windows PC users.

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Quirky News of the Web — Feb 2010

Quirky News of the Web — Feb 2010

While news like the new Google Buzz and the new Facebook interface and soon to come mailing system dominate the headlines there are always smaller headlines that tend to go unnoticed. They are the headlines that let us know how individualistic and unique some of the interactions on the web can be, and how much social media is shaping...

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