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Social Media Jobs: Zinio, Lumentus, New Relic

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This week, Zinio is hiring a social media manager, while Lumentus is seeking a social media coordinator. New Relic needs a social media manager, and Popsugar is looking for a pop culture writer. Get the scoop on these openings below, and find additional social media jobs on Mediabistro.

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Stop Fearing Artificial Intelligence

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Can Facebook Help Empower Women in India?

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MarkZuckerbergQABarcelona03042015A question about fake accounts on Facebook led co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg to offer his thoughts on what he perceives as a “social issue” in India.

Zuckerberg hosted a town-hall question-and-answer session (embedded below) in Barcelona, Spain, where he attended Mobile World Congress, and one of the questions involved fake accounts on the social network. He replied:

We have a specific issue that we’ve seen in India and a few other countries. In most countries around the world, what we see is that the number of people who use Facebook, if you split it by men and women, is about equal. In most countries, there may be a handful more women, because women tend to be a larger portion of the population.

In India, we actually see this issue where it’s imbalanced, and there are many more men who are on the Internet than women. This is actually a pretty big social issue broadly. There’s a lot of research that shows that empowering women in all countries around the world is really important for economic growth, spreading peace and all kinds of social progress. I think the fact that we aren’t at that state in India today is a social issue that Facebook can help work on. We now have specific teams that are working on this.

There are issues that we see where, for example, if a woman creates a profile in India, sometimes someone will create a fake profile and mimic that woman, and then create issues, which is something that we are working on specific ways to get more feedback from the community to be able to address the issue of fake profiles more quickly, especially in India, where this is such a sensitive thing.

Unfortunately, the culture needs to evolve. Right now, a lot of what we hear back in feedback is that some women are afraid to set up profiles because they get blamed for what happens if someone impersonates their profile. The saying that we kind of heard when we traveled to India and talked to people is that, “You can’t clap without two hands,” somehow insinuating that maybe it’s the woman’s fault if she puts up a profile and it gets copied and spoofed, which obviously is a completely backward attitude and is really wrong. It’s no one’s fault if someone is trying to defraud them or do something bad to them.

We are basically taking a lot of steps to be able to detect this more easily and make sure that we respond very quickly. We think that this is a really important issue and one that is going to be really important for the social development in a lot of countries around the world. This is something that we take very seriously.

Readers: What did you think of Zuckerberg’s comments?

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Study: Most People Won’t Stop Online Bullies

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Ruzzle Developer MAG Interactive Invests in Delinquent

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Swedish gaming studio MAG Interactive announced its investment in U.K.-based studio Delinquent, the leadership of which has experience at PopCap, Electronic Arts, Mind Candy, Activision and more. This move will see MAG Interactive increasing its presence in the world of casual mobile gaming following the success of its word game, Ruzzle, which has been downloaded more than 50 million times.

The 12-person team at Delinquent is set to release its first title during the first quarter of 2015, with MAG Interactive CEO and co-founder Daniel Hasselberg joining the company’s board.

Hasselberg explained the investment decision in a statement:

There’s a strong fit between the culture of our studios. Our plan is to individually and collectively disrupt some of the established genres in casual free-to-play. Delinquent pitched us on their ambition to add genuine innovation into game genres we know and love. After spending time with the team and playing early builds of what they’re producing, we believe they can truly do that.

David Bishop, chief operating officer and co-founder at Delinquent, added:

I’ve been fortunate to be making games for over 30 years. Every so often, you find yourself part of a team that can make magic happen. We had that experience at PopCap, and I wanted to re-create that feeling within Delinquent. We’ve been incredibly focused on securing and gelling the world’s best talent and have assembled a team that are now ready to cause some serious trouble. MAG Interactive felt like the final missing link.

Major details about Delinquent’s first game are still under wraps, although we do know it will be free-to-play. Check back soon for more.

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U.K. Government Keeping An Open Mind On Bitcoin, Says Digital Economy Minister

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Watch The Disrupt London Live Stream Right Here!

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Today is, sadly, the final day of Disrupt. But though we’re heartbroken that our London conference is coming to an end, we’re thrilled about the content we have in store for you today.
We’ll be joined by Brian Armstrong from Coinbase, Michael Acton Smith from Mind Candy, and Ed Vaizey, the British Minister for Culture and the Digital Economy, among many many more. Read More

Article courtesy of TechCrunch

Glassdoor: Facebook rated No. 5 nationally in culture, values

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Facebook has been highly-rated by its employees for culture and values, coming in at No. 5 overall nationally in a new Glassdoor report.

Twitter, with an average rating of 4.5, actually took the top spot. Facebook employees rated the company an average of 4.3 (out of 5), in terms of the culture and values of the company.

Glassdoor community expert Scott Dobroski discussed with Inside Facebook what makes Facebook so special:

As number five on Glassdoor’s inaugural list of the Top 25 Companies for Culture & Values, Facebook employees report high satisfaction with many aspects of its culture. Tech companies are known for their laid-back, hacker cultures and Facebook is no different with its ‘move fast and break things’ mantra. Facebook employees report satisfaction with the open and transparent environment and enjoy the team-oriented atmosphere.

Here are some comments from Facebook employees on Glassdoor:

  • “Facebook truly values the important things in life (to me, at least). The culture and dialog is open about everything. Whether it’s with your manager, on your team or concerning a company-wide issue.” – Facebook User Operations Associate (location, n/a)
  • “This company really cares about its mission and people. It gives you the skills and opportunities to grow.” – Facebook Employee (location, n/a)
  • “Huge impact on billions of people while working with awesome, insanely intelligent coworkers at a pleasant office. Great free food and perks. Lots of autonomy and big problems to solve. Engineer-driven culture.” – Facebook Software Engineer (Menlo Park, CA)

Facebook placed tied for third overall in tech, trailing Twitter and Google:

  1. Twitter, 4.5 culture & values rating
  2. Google, 4.4
  3. Riverbed Technology, 4.3
  4. Facebook, 4.3
  5. National Instruments, 4.2
  6. Intuit, 4.1
  7. CDW, 4.1
  8. Apple, 4.1
  9. Citrix Systems, 4.0
  10. Adobe, 4.0
  11. NetApp, 3.8

Here’s a look at the top 25 companies overall, in terms of average employee ratings:

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Article courtesy of Inside Facebook

The Great Fragmentation: We Are All Weirdos Now

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App: A Documentary About The Human Side Of The App Revolution

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