Facebook Managing Editor Dan Fletcher announced in a post on his Facebook page that he will leave the social network in April, after revealing the news Wednesday during a talk at the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University in Pullman, Wash., as reported by two journalism students at the school in a post on PBS MediaShift.
“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.
For many people, Facebook is the first site they log into every morning and the last thing they check before going to bed. All of that time can really add up. Law firm Morrison Foerster, through its Socially Aware blog, found out that people spend upwards of six hours per month on Facebook, far more than any other social media site. It also discovered that 29 percent of people surveyed watch TV while they check Facebook.
It has been described as a frat house, a green haven, and one of the coolest places to work. Time recently took a tour of the Facebook campus in Menlo Park, Calif., to get a sense of what it’s like to work for the social network.
What day of the week is the best for brands to post on Facebook? What time of day is the best for brands to post on Facebook? And does it really matter? Email marketing software provider Yesmail became the latest on a long list of companies trying to answer those questions.
At only 26 years old, Facebook’s founder and CEO becomes the youngest person to win this award since US pilot Charles Lindbergh in 1927.