With the one-year anniversary of Facebook’s initial public offering coming up Saturday, social jobs and career community Glassdoor looked at the 12 months before and after the IPO and found that the company rating for Facebook and approval rating for Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg have risen, as have salaries for software engineers, but the social network’s senior management rating has taken a hit.
FWD.us, the political advocacy group spearheaded by Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, suffered two defections over the weekend: Space Exploration Technologies CEO and Tesla Motors Co-Founder Elon Musk, and Yammer Co-Founder and CEO David Sacks.
Facebook has recently shared that on Facebook Home, engagement with the social network has increased 25 percent compared to the standard Facebook mobile application. In this case, engagement refers to the expected: commenting, liking and sharing, but also refers to additional time spent in the app such as messaging.
Facebook is in some great company right now, with Amazon, eBay, and Yahoo, on the Fortune 500 list. Fortune announced that the social network cracked the prestigious list for the first time, coming in at No. 482 — 12 spots ahead of Yahoo.
Attention, Trekkies: “Star Trek” will beam onto Facebook Friday, May 10, at 5:30 p.m. PT/8:30 p.m. ET for a live chat hosted by Andy Samberg and featuring Director J.J. Abrams and “Star Trek” legend George Takei.
You can’t get to 1.11 billion friends without spending a few dollars: Consumer Watchdog reported that the social network spent $2.45 million on lobbying efforts during the first quarter of 2013, up a whopping 277 percent from $650,000 in the year-earlier period.
Even though Android overlay Facebook Home was introduced April 4, after the first quarter had already ended, those expecting Home to be a big part of Facebook’s first-quarter earnings call Wednesday were sorely disappointed.
Facebook has been aggressively rolling out new advertising vehicles over the past few months, but it appears as if the site is going to focus on what it’s got going now. In an earnings call Wednesday with investors, Facebook’s top officials said that the company is more set on making sure that the types of ads that are currently in place are the kinds that will be relevant for users and generate engagement. However, as some brands improperly use or overuse News Feed ads, users may be less likely to do much more than keep scrolling.
According to market research firm Nielsen, the use of Facebook is declining in the U.S. and on desktop. As Facebook makes a mobile push, it appears more people are accessing the site through their phones and tablets. However, Nielsen said Facebook has lost 10 million users in the U.S. over the past year. It will be interesting to see what Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg announces later during the company’s first-quarter earnings call.