Facebook roundup: election insights, Andreessen Horowitz and jobs partnership

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By Brittany Darwell Comments

Facebook shares stats about users who said they voted – More than 9 million Americans used Facebook to declare that they were voting this year, according to a note by the Facebook Data Science team. Of that, 46.5 percent of “I’m voting messages came from a mobile device. The majority of people age 22-38 shared their vote on a mobile device. This was the first year that Facebook included the prompt to share voting stories via mobile. The data science team also shared correlations between users who Like certain pages and their likelihood of declaring they voted on Facebook.

Andreessen Horowitz sells Facebook shares from Instagram deal – Andreessen Horowitz sold about 4.6 million shares of Facebook this week, but most of these shares were acquired in the acquisition of Instagram. The firm continues to hold the 3.9 million Facebook shares that it invested directly in the social network. Marc Andreessen himself sold some share to cover personal tax liability. A spokesperson from Andreessen Horowitz told the press, “we believe in the longterm value of the company.”

Facebook and partners collaborate on social jobs app – The Social Jobs Partnership — which includes Facebook, the U.S. Department of Labor, the National Association of Colleges and Employers, DirectEmployers Association, and the National Association of State Workforce Agencies — launched a Social Jobs Application this week. Through the Facebook app, recruiters can share job listings and users can search them.