Thursday, May 17, 2012

Social Network

With the impending Facebook IPO, many of the obvious comparisons are to very Ultimate-friendly Google. More importantly, who would win in an Ultimate game - Facebook or Google?

To my surprise there's documentation that such a game went down...

Facebook delivers ultimate humiliation to Google [gawker. Aug 2007]

Bad enough that Facebook has stolen Google's buzz, recruited away top engineers, and dashed its hopes of being a player in social networks. Now, Valleywag has learned, a team of scrappy Facebookers has dealt those smug, self-satisfied, arrogant, overfed Googlers a humiliation where it really matters — on the ultimate frisbee field, that is. Ultimate frisbee, a sport mixing soccer and frisbee-tossing, is popular on the college campuses where Facebook first grew popular. Google's team, unwisely, challenged their Facebook counterparts to a game on the Stanford campus. The result? A 15-11 win for Facebook. Carolyn Abram, Facebook's resident blogger and a team member, adds a first-hand report:
I heard you heard about Facebook's ultimate frisbee game with Google last night. Just wanted to confirm that this was the first of many Google-Facebook matchups. We're looking to hire great engineers. Please let people know to include ultimate experience on their resume when applying.
So there you have it, folks: The easiest way to get hired at Facebook is to come on as a ringer on their ultimate frisbee team.
Safely presume an Ultimate frisbee hoodie fits into Facebook's dress code.

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