Facebook Seeking a Few Good Men or Women – Prefers the Washingtonians

As Facebook’ number of users hit 500 million including 150 million of them from the US, tighter privacy rules being discussed in D.C by the lawmakers. The company is looking for a public-policy expert and a deputy press spokesman in Washington, D.C. as expanding its Washington, D.C., office and consulting with privacy advocates.

The move comes as the lawmakers questioning how well the world’s largest social-networking site protects the personal information of users. If you have either of such expertises and hopefully residing in Washington  DC metro, here is a good opportunity for you to go after.

Congress, the Federal Trade Commission and the Commerce Department are considering how to impose additional privacy safeguards on Internet companies that amass user data, and the White House in October established a task force of more than a dozen federal offices to address privacy concerns.

I guess that is why Facebook CEO, Mark Zukerberg made an appearance on the news program 60 Minutes last night. It was interesting when Mark was asked repeatedly about privacy issues, how sweaty he got. Mark also showed off Facebook’s new profile pages and talked about the evolution of the platform and company. Here is the short demo of the new pages:

Frankly, the interview was the pinnacle of bad journalism. Leslie Stahl who interviewed Mark, had no idea what she was talking about, nor even seemed to fully understand the questions written on the cue cards presented to her. When she continuously stated her dislike for Mark in numerous backhanded comments, it was absurd. Isn’t a journalist supposed to be impartial? Most noticeable was when she spoke with the Winklevi, she was so sympathetic towards them.

I wonder about the kind of drugs Mark was on. I have never seen pupils so dilated under bright lights. Is this what makes him “easier to speak to” than before?

If you missed the interview, here they are (courtesy of CBSvideo)

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About Elias Shams
I have been a serial entrepreneur in telecom and social media space for past 12 years or so. I hold a M.S. degree in Telecommunication Engineering from the George Washington University and a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland. I’ve lived and worked in many countries and cities including London England, Tehran Iran, Bonn Germany, Paris France, Alicante Spain, Delhi India, and my favorite of all Washington, DC of great US of A. Two of the greatest Washington, DC based companies I worked for and very proud of are Yurie Systems which was sold to Lucent in 1998 for $1.23 B and telezoo.com that I founded in 1999. I am currently the founder and awesomizer @ awesomize.me

2 Responses to Facebook Seeking a Few Good Men or Women – Prefers the Washingtonians

  1. howtopfy says:

    dude…thats really cool.Actually i have planned to post the similar content in my blog.

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