Randi Zuckerberg

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Randi Zuckerberg
Randi Zuckerberg WEF 2012.jpg
Born Randi Jayne Zuckerberg
(1982-02-28) February 28, 1982 (age 32)
Residence Silicon Valley, California, U.S.[1]
Other names Randi Jayne
Alma mater Harvard University (2003)[1]
Occupation Former Director of Market Development and Spokeswoman for Facebook[2]
Home town Dobbs Ferry, New York, U.S.[3]
Spouse(s) Brent Tworetzky
Children Asher Tworetzky
Parents Edward Zuckerberg
Karen Kempner
Relatives Mark Elliot Zuckerberg (brother)
Website
Facebook.com/Randi

Randi Jayne Zuckerberg[4] (born February 28, 1982) is an American businesswoman. She is the former Director of Market Development and Spokeswoman for Facebook, and a sister of the company's co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg. She is now founder and CEO of Zuckerberg Media and Editor-In-Chief of Dot Complicated, a digital lifestyle website.[5]

Career

Ranked among 50 "Digital Power Players" by the Hollywood Reporter in 2010,[2] Zuckerberg organized and also was a correspondent for the ABC News / Facebook Democratic Party and Republican Party U.S. Presidential primaries debates in 2008 as well as the CNN/Facebook Inauguration Day Partnership in 2009 and Comcast’s Facebook Diaries.[6] Zuckerberg also was a correspondent at both the Democratic and Republican National Conventions for Facebook in 2008. Remaining politically neutral,[7] she told the Wall Street Journal that her Facebook journalist team was treated at the DNC "like rock stars."[8] On the evening of November 2, 2010, Zuckerberg worked at a "town hall" assembled by ABC News as part of its television coverage of U.S. national midterm elections.[7] The full seven hours of this event were webcast in their entirety on both ABC's website and Facebook.

She authored Spark Your Career in Advertising. Prior to working at Facebook, she was a panelist on Forbes on Fox.[1]

On May 1, 2011, she and her husband Brent Tworetzky had a son named Asher.[9][10][11]

In 2011 Zuckerberg advocated the abolition of anonymity on the Internet to protect children and young adults from cyber-bullying, saying that people hide behind their anonymity.[12][13]

In August 2011 she resigned from Facebook and announced she was starting a new social media firm named "Zuckerberg Media." Since starting Zuckerberg Media, Randi has produced shows and digital content for BeachMint, The Clinton Global Initiative, Cirque du Soleil, the United Nations, Condé Nast and Bravo, and has a wide range of projects in the works. She lives with her husband, Brent, and son, Asher, in Silicon Valley. In Fall 2013, she released her first books with HarperCollins, an adult non-fiction book also titled Dot Complicated and a children’s picture book called Dot.[5]

References

  1. ^ a b c Zuckerberg, Randi. "Randi Zuckerberg". Facebook. Retrieved November 6, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "Randi Zuckerberg of Facebook to Keynote CHA 2011 Winter Show". Sacramento Bee. October 29, 2010. 
  3. ^ Vargas, Jose Antonio (September 20, 2010). "The Face of Facebook". The New Yorker. Retrieved 2010-09-22. 
  4. ^ Finkel, Adam (October 11, 2009). "Portrait of an Internet Strategist: Randi Jayne Zuckerberg". PresenTense.org. 
  5. ^ a b "Dot Complicated Books". Zuckerberg Media. Retrieved September 12, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Randi Zuckerberg". CrunchBase.com. Retrieved November 6, 2010. 
  7. ^ a b May, Caroline (November 2, 2010). "Randi Zuckerberg talks Facebook and the elections ahead of ABC town hall". Daily Caller. 
  8. ^ Geron, Tomio (May 29, 2009). "With ‘Geek’ In The White House, Will Pols Get Social Media Message?". Wall Street Journal. 
  9. ^ Zuckerberg, Randi. "TODAYMoms - Life on Mars: Randi Zuckerberg shares the 9 best new-mom tips she got online". Moms.today.com. Retrieved 2011-09-16. 
  10. ^ Holson, Laura, M. (20 October 2011). "The Other Zuckerberg". New York Times. Retrieved 20 October 2011. 
  11. ^ Allison, Julia (May 1, 2011). "Happy birthday". Twitter. Retrieved March 31, 2014. 
  12. ^ "People behave a lot better when they have their real names down..... I think people hide behind anonymity and they feel like they can say whatever they want behind closed doors." "Kopf des Tages: Randi Zuckerberg - Abschied vom kleinen Bruder, Seite 2". FTD.de. Retrieved 2011-09-16. 
  13. ^ "Anonymität im Netz von allen Seiten unter Beschuss - Aus für Pseudonyme? - Internet". krone.at. Retrieved 2011-09-16. 

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