Katherine Losse had just dropped out of grad school at Johns Hopkins when she moved to Palo Alto and was hired as Facebook employee No. 51. In her new book, The Boy Kings, she describes Facebook as a men-driven fraternity full of immature and sexually inappropriate behavior. Plenty more here.
…262,597 people (regret having) read this.
File this one under things Facebook shouldn’t be broadcasting to our friends.
The Times helpfully explains the danger of the ironic Facebook ‘like,’ because everything you put on Facebook can later be used in advertising displayed to your friends—even a 55 gallon tub of lube.
So someone made a “thank you Facebook” song. This is deeply weird.
In which we give Mark Zuckerberg, man of the hoodie, a makeover. Want to give him your own? Click here to download the #ZuckHead .png and post your image with the ZuckHead tag. We’ll reblog a few because this is just too ridiculous.
VentureBeat on Mark Zuckerberg’s paranoia.
Kevin Systrom, CEO of Instagram, on the Facebook acquisition.
Facebook has bought Instagram. The good news: “We’re committed to building and growing Instagram independently.”
Facebook has a 42-foot by 42-foot QR code on top of its Menlo Park office that’s apparently visible from space—and ready-made to communicate with aliens (who probably use QR codes far more than us humans! Amirite?!). It’s not the first time we’ve tried to communicate with ETs! Other times: the Heliotrope, a parabolic mirror, SETI, and that time scientists beamed a Beatles song far into space. Behold! A gallery!