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Of Course Mark Zuckerberg Speaks Fluent Mandarin

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How’s your week going? Been pretty good? Feeling like you’re doing well at work and things are looking up?

Well, Mark Zuckerberg is back again to make you feel inadequate.

The Facebook CEO participated in a 30-minute question and answer session at Tsinghua University in Beijing on Wednesday, which he posted to his public page. He did the whole thing in Mandarin. He even cracked some jokes.

Evidently,…

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American Veteran Fighting ISIS in Syria: ‘I’m Ready to Stay Until the End’

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ISTANBUL, Turkey—Jordan Matson, a U.S. military veteran who quit his job to fight the Islamic State, was wounded in battle shortly after getting to Syria

But rather than discourage other Americans from coming to the front lines, the 28-year-old from Wisconsin instead turned to Facebook, becoming an intermediary between Kurdish forces and Americans eager to join the battle against jihadi militants.

“I’m ready to stay until the end,” Matson said via…

Spot.IM Turns Any Site Into A Social Network

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Facebook Is a Bigger Source for Political News Than CNN, Fox

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Facebook is the second-biggest source where Americans with Internet access get their political news, trailing only local TV, according to a Pew Research study.

The report, based on a recent poll of 2,901 people, found 49% of respondents got political news from local TV and 48% from Facebook in a typical week. That compares to 44% for CNN and 39% for Fox News.

Pew cautioned, however, that those percentages were…

8 Things Recruiters Notice About Your Resume at First Glance (and 4 Things That Don’t Matter)

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This question originally appeared on Quora.

When recruiters look through a stack of resumes for candidate screening, what is the vital information they focus upon?

Answer by Ambra Benjamin, engineering recruiter at Facebook, previously LivingSocial, Google and Expedia.

I think this varies from recruiter to recruiter and also depends on the role for which you’re applying. For one, I don’t look through stacks of resumes anymore. I hate paper. I do everything online. But I’ll highlight briefly…

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These Male Models Quarantined Themselves Because of Ebola

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Two men who were on board a plane from Ohio with Amber Vinson, the second Dallas healthcare worker to contract Ebola, have decided to quarantine themselves

These are not your average Joes, thoughAxl Goode and Taylor Cole work as models for adult romance novels (think Fabio).

According to the men, they were sitting 3 feet from Vinson on a Frontier Airlines flight that traveled from Cleveland to Dallas Monday. Both were contacted by the…

Facebook ‘Safety Check’ Tells Friends You’re OK in a Natural Disaster

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Some status updates are more important than others

With that in mind, Facebook on Wednesday announced Safety Check, a new feature that lets friends and family know you’re safe after a natural disaster has occurred. When such an event transpires, Facebook will send you a message asking if you’re OK

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If you’re OK, you can select a message saying “I’m safe.”

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Facebook ‘Safety Check’ Tells Friends You’re OK in a Natural Disaster

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Some status updates are more important than others

With that in mind, Facebook on Wednesday announced Safety Check, a new feature that lets friends and family know you’re safe after a natural disaster has occurred. When such an event transpires, Facebook will send you a message asking if you’re OK

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If you’re OK, you can select a message saying “I’m safe.”

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Image: Facebook

Facebook determines your city by your…

Apple’s Subsidized Egg-Freezing Is Cool, But a Little Creepy

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Apple’s news this week that it planned to cover the cost of egg-freezing for female employees elicited a complex reaction

Is this good news for women? Is it creepy? Is Apple trying to send some kind of message to female employees?

As usual, Apple’s not talking. But the company’s not alone in offering this new perk. Facebook, for one, began covering the cost for egg freezing (up to $20,000 — the same as Apple) back in January. The technology just went mainstream about two years ago, so…