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Facebook Tell-All? Ex-Employee Reveals Inside Culture in New Book

Tuesday, 26 Jun 2012 | 6:10 AM ET
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From Facebook's company obsessed culture to its rowdy company parties, a former employee is airing some of the social network's dirty laundry in a new book that was released Tuesday.

Katherine Losse, a former employee who worked in customer service and eventually became the ghostwriter for company CEO Mark Zuckerberg, wrote the new book entitled The Boy Kings: A Journey into the Heart of the Social Network.

Losse, who worked at Facebook from 2005 to 2010, says in her book that Facebook employees were expected to be dedicated to the "the cause," a Facebook-centric way of life.

Employees would compete with their social profiles by rewarding the most-liked photos and posts with money, Losse says in her new book, according to a press release. Employees were also encouraged to live within a mile of the office and rewarded for doing so.

Losse also says employees would use a secret app built on the Facebook platform called Judgebook to quickly display images of Facebook users for company employees to score.

The Facebook culture seems to put an emphasis on attractiveness according to Losse, who says in her book during VIP parties in Las Vegas, Facebook employees would have bouncers bring women to their table, then turn them away for not being attractive enough.

Privacy is another subject Losse touches on in her book, claiming employees had access to every profile in the early days of Facebook.

Facebook did not immediately respond for comment.



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