Facebook Weekly Highlights features photos posted to the social network by celebrities and athletes. This week’s edition featured the photo to the left, of retired soccer superstar David Beckham promoting his new photo book; as well as the photo below of Jim Carrey promoting his new children’s book.
Twitter Creator, Co-Founder, Chairman, and former CEO Jack Dorsey working at Facebook? It almost happened in 2007, New York Times Columnist and Reporter Nick Bilton wrote in his upcoming book, Hatching Twitter: A True Story of Money, Power, Friendship, and Betrayal, set for a November release by Penguin/Portfolio.
Facebook Engineer Carlos Bueno does more than work on the world’s largest social network. Bueno is the author of Lauren Ipsum, a novel about computer science and critical thinking, aimed at kids, and the book is being used in classrooms worldwide.
Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg is crafting quite the literary career for herself, following up the release of her book, Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead, by penning a new foreword for the new release of 2009 title Getting to 50/50: How Working Parents Can Have It All By Sharing It All, by Sharon Meers and Joanna Strober.
At the age of 27, Dave Cicirelli quit his job and walked across the U.S., experiencing adventures during the six-month journey including forbidden love in Amish country and dealing with doomsday cults in Arizona desert, while chronicling the entire saga on his Facebook page. His saga went viral, and thousands of users of the social network began to follow him. However, Cicirelli’s travels were made possible not by his two feet, but by Photoshop and his imagination.
Early and former Facebook employee Katherine Losse reiterated her claim that employees of the social network had access to a master password in offering her take on the National Security Agency’s Prism initiative to The Guardian.
It was only a matter of time before fear of the National Security Agency’s Prism initiative — in which the agency was allegedly granted access to user data from Facebook and other Internet companies — was used as an advertising tactic. Likebook — which enables users to create physical books populated with Facebook content such as status updates, photos, and life events — did just that in a press release it issued Friday.
Running a marathon is tough, but what about running a marathon each day, for 93 days in a row, from California to Florida? Registered nurse Helene Neville did it, while continuing to battle cancer, and she chronicled her journey on the One on the Run Facebook page.
PastBook, one of several companies that allow Facebook users to publish their content on the social network in actual books, announced the integration of Filepicker.io into its book-creation wizard, making it easier for users to select content for their books.
BookScout, the book-centric Facebook application from publisher Random House, announced the addition of seasonal book recommendations, as well as the launch of a mobile app.