Andy

January 29, 2013

Girl Geeks and Boy Kings | Dissent Magazine

'Facebook's most valued employees–software engineers–relied on customer support staff largely in order to avoid direct contact with Facebook's users. Rather than valuing their work as vital to operations- Facebook's technical staff looked down on the support team- as if they were not much better than users themselves. "Personal contact with customers-" Losse writes- was viewed by the engineers as something "that couldn't be automated- a dim reminder of the pre-industrial era…"'

Girl Geeks and Boy Kings | Dissent Magazine

Facebook was- in its early days- powered by women–or rather- by photographs of women- and by the unceasing clicks of men and of women seeking out photos of women.