Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg spoke at AllThingsD’s D11 conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., Wednesday, touching on several topics in her 45 minutes on stage, including her book, her relationship with Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook Home, Google Glass, Waze (indirectly), and a Facebook ad network.
One of the chief complaints among Facebook users is that the changes to privacy controls have been far too confusing, with little effort in educating the users. Facebook’s No. 2 official — Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg — agrees. She admitted during a launch party in London for her book, Lean In, that one of the key mistakes the company has made was not explaining privacy controls better.
“There are Facebook employees we’ve never met,” Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg said in response to a question about Yahoo’s recent announcement that it would eliminate telecommuting as an option for its employees, but that was one of the few times Sandberg discussed the social network during a fireside chat Monday evening with Time Deputy Managing Editor Nancy Gibbs to introduce her book that was released earlier that day, Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead.
The Sheryl Sandberg frenzy continues unabated, as Facebook’s chief operating officer is featured on the cover of the latest issue of Time, and she spoke with the magazine’s Belinda Luscombe over a three-day period for the cover story.
March has been a busy month for Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg, as her book, Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead, will be released Monday, but first, she announced the formation of the Lean In online community Wednesday in a post on the group’s Facebook page.
The Facebook family is producing another author, as Randi Zuckerberg, former marketing director at the social network and sister of founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, inked a two-book pact with HarperCollins.