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Facebook IPO Highlights Hacker Culture

Feb 02, 2012, 22:00 (3 Talkback[s])


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"While revenue growth is likely to slow at Facebook, the company has made it clear in its S1 that it intends to maintain its developer culture. It's a culture that CEO Mark Zukerberg refers to as, "The Hacker Way."

"The word 'hacker' has an unfairly negative connotation from being portrayed in the media as people who break into computers," Zuckerberg wrote. "In reality, hacking just means building something quickly or testing the boundaries of what can be done. Like most things, it can be used for good or bad, but the vast majority of hackers I've met tend to be idealistic people who want to have a positive impact on the world."

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