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Facebook CEO Zuckerberg’s Total Pay Fell 67 Percent in 2013 (The Wall Street Journal)
Total compensation for Facebook chief executive and founder Mark Zuckerberg tumbled 67 percent to $653,165 in 2013, as he declined to participate in the bonus plan for the year and took only a base salary of $1. Everything except that $1 base salary came in the form of “all other compensation,” which includes costs related to his overall security program, including use of chartered planes. The Washington Post / AP It marks the second straight year that Zuckerberg has realized a huge gain on the holding that he has accumulated in Facebook since he started the company in 2004. In 2012, Zuckerberg made $2.3 billion off his stock options. Bloomberg Businessweek Zuckerberg is following the well worn path of other Silicon Valley technology moguls who also chose to take on the symbolic annual salary of $1 after they were already wealthy. Apple’s late co-founder Steve Jobs helped popularize the practice, which is today also espoused by Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin, among others. San Francisco Business Times Though flying a private jet certainly robs the social network executive of the chance to rub elbows with his customers and keep the common touch that has served him well in his business, he is required to do so by his security staff. The cost of such flights was $1.2 million in 2012 and $692,679 in 2011. The Hollywood Reporter Sheryl Sandberg, the COO, was paid $16.1 million, down from $26.2 million. David Ebersman, the CFO, was paid $10.5 million, down from $17.5 million.
LinkedIn Publishes the Latest Numbers on NSA Request for User Data (SocialTimes)
For a network with nearly 300 million users, NSA requests for LinkedIn user data seems relatively small. According to the latest transparency report, LinkedIn received 75 requests associated with 110 accounts during the period of July 2013 to December 2013.
YouTube, Google+, & LinkedIn Drive Most Engaged Traffic, Reddit & SU the Least (VentureBeat)
Traffic from Reddit and StumbleUpon might make you feel good for a moment, but it’s the web equivalent of junk food. By contrast, visits from YouTube, Google+, and LinkedIn are rich in minerals and vitamins: the highest quality web traffic you can get.
Facebook Annual Meeting Set for May 22 (AllFacebook)
Facebook’s 2014 annual meeting will be held Thursday, May 22, at 11 a.m. PT, at the Sofitel San Francisco Bay in Redwood City, Calif. Shareholders will vote on the company’s board of directors, as well as on ratifying the appointment of Ernst & Young as Facebook’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending Dec. 31, and on five other stockholder proposals, the social network revealed in a Schedule 14A filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Google+ Now Shows the Total Number of Profile, Post and Photo Views on Pages (The Next Web)
In an effort to shrug off its “ghost town” reputation, Google Monday updated Google+ with total content views for profiles and pages. On any page, you’ll notice the new figure underneath the user’s profile photo, just next to where their follower count is displayed.
The Countries That Block Twitter, Facebook and YouTube [Map] (AllTwitter)
The turmoil in Turkey and the government’s subsequent blocking of social media sites – including the recent banning of and legal battle with Twitter – highlights just how powerful social media can be in times of unrest. And Turkey isn’t the only country to block social media – there are at least six other countries right now that are blocking Twitter, Facebook or YouTube.
Uncover LinkedIn Users’ Contact Info With This Free Plugin (BetaBeat)
In case you needed a reason to delete your LinkedIn account, there’s now a browser plugin that will allow anyone with an Internet connection to find your email address through the corporate social network. Called Sell Hack, it “allows you to ‘hack into’ LinkedIn’s system and reveal the contact info of any person you like,” Yahoo reports.
The Walking Dead ‘Twitter Takeover’ Answers Fans’ Questions Before Finale (LostRemote)
Some fans might have missed out on crucial parts of “The Walking Dead” season four finale, but there were also a lot of happy campers who enjoyed seeing their favorite zombie-fleeing heroins arrive at the “salvation” known as “Terminus” (this author will say no more for fear of spoilers). Fans also engaged with the show’s stars hours before the finale, as the cast took over the @walkingdead_amc Twitter handle, answering fan questions using hashtag #askTWC.
Google Introduces the Shelfie (for Fools) (CNET)
After pushing living Pokemons into the outside world, the next trick up Google’s flappy green sleeve is the Shelfie. As people were logging on to their Gmail accounts, they saw a special offer: “Introducing Shelfie: selfies with personality.”