~*Pursuing Randomness*~

I Wanna Work for Facebook!
November 1, 2009, 8:38 am
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Hi, Jen. Facebook is hiring.

We’re a cutting-edge technology company, constantly taking on new challenges in the worlds of milliseconds and terabytes. We need help from people who like to move fast, tackle the big stuff, and have an immediate impact. Sound like you?

(Doesn’t that message just make you think Facebook is really cool? Even just a little? :P)

I was wandering about the Facebook Careers page today after looking for their suggestion box, I had come up with this brilliant idea and I wanted them to know about it! (I was reading my feed and saw that a friend of mine had joined a group called “Facebook needs a dislike button” and then thought to myself that the dislike button should really be a Fail Button, cause its just cooler lingo ;))

I got excited as I looked around cause not only was I greeted with the “cutting-edge technology company” ‘s amusing message, but to my delight there was alot of department job openings and bits everywhere about how great working for Facebook really is. Their perks and benefits page is incredible, everything from 100% coverage of employee benefit premiums (50% for dependents) which includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance and disability coverage btw. Free Meals from a full Menu Daily, a full Laundry Service that drops your stuff back to you at your desk at the end of the day! 21 Paid Vacation Days, unlimited Sick Days, and even a decent sounding 401(k) Plan.

So not only does working for Facebook mean that you are part of something huge, innovative and cutting edge, your also really well taken care of while you do it! It really sounds like getting a job at Facebook would be fantastic! I know I’d love it, but Sadly for me, they require degrees (as they should) and all I have is Life, Job and Internet Geek Experience.

Psst Facebook, On the random, never-gonna-happen chance that someone from your company will ever read this blog post, I’m a quick learner and I have a lot of idea’s! (For an Example, See Above 😉 ) And I’ve been an Avid Facebook User for over 2 years 😛 )

Basically my point here is, Good on you Facebook, Hopefully one day in the Future (When the Economy Magically gets better) more companies (more everyday companies that is) will be able to provide their employee’s with the positive, striving, and comfortable atmosphere that you provide. Til then, the rest of us can dream right? 😉

Here’s a video that gives you a really great idea about what its like to work at Facebook

Prime Time Hack: The Birth of Facebook Video

Thanks for reading! Comments below please!


Why Facebook Games aren’t Entirely Lame
September 3, 2009, 10:29 am
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In a recent conversation I was reminded of the stigma that Facebook games get. I understand this perspective because I once felt the same way.

They look like fluffy lame little games that only children play. Games like Pet Society where you take care of your little pet and visit it’s little friends. Or Farmville where you plant crops, decorate your little plot of land and harvest it for Mula.

A few of my closer friends got me into these games and its opened my eyes, because the thing about Facebook games is…

A) It’s accessible from anywhere, at anytime, as long as your on a computer.

B) It’s Socialable. When you have friends that play these games it becomes something you do with them, something to enjoy together that isn’t complicated or requires loads of cash.


C) It can be causual, or a competition. These games can be quite detailed and competitive, if you get into it. It takes a load of effort to get any game on Facebook anywhere close to high ranked etc. Whether its a Playfish game or the version of Bejeweled.  But, if you just want something random to do, thats what it can be. My friends daughter plays Pet Society and so does she. It can be fun for everyone…

There are plenty of people that feel the same way about Pokemon, Animal Crossing and Harvest Moon, which basically provide the same flavour of gaming. And yet, I know plenty of experienced talented gamers that enjoy one or all of those. Hell, I’m one of them.

So before you go sluffing off something you’ve never played, remember, appearances can be decieving, and while its not on the “elite” or “hardcore” side of gaming. It can be enjoyable if you let it 🙂

Happy Gaming, Whether its on Facebook, Wii or Beyond 😉