Mark Zuckerberg’s little sister Arielle wants to make it big in the technology arena, but she doesn’t want to use the family name to get there. Apparently she wants to make it on her own steam, and that deserves respect.
The family has allegedly had some problems before, with Mark apparently not happy about his sisters getting in on the business after the launch of Facebook. Randi and Arielle both went their own ways, though Randi at least worked with her brother to make a name for herself.
Arielle Zuckerberg instead worked for Google, a rival to the social media site that took over and made MySpace irrelevant. The two have apparently had their differences, as shown when the Instagram Terms of Service had been controversially updated in a way that almost caused a mass migration among celebrities and their many followers.
The controversial move happened at the end of 2012 when fashion photographer Clayton Cubitt screen grabbed and shared the “scary” section of the site’s new Terms of Service, which he called “Instagram’s suicide note.” When Mark Zuckerberg’s little sister “liked” the picture, it showed that despite her older brother possibly not supporting the gesture, she certainly did.
That air of competition seems to be continuing as Arielle Zuckerberg is now busy with an “improved” application which keeps track of phone numbers and contacts. She is the senior product manager behind the app known as Humin.
Arielle also helped in the acquisition of Wildfire Interactive, whose most famous resulting product was a social media website we came to know as Google Plus. Her sister tweeted her congratulations on the launch alongside the hashtag #awkward.
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A recent interview dug into the supposed rivalry as Arielle was asked why she never worked for Facebook:
“Who wants to work for their older brother?”
The aim Mark Zuckerberg’s little sister is going for is to help fund tech start-ups, and to do that, she believes the key is in diversity:
“I don’t know how to solve men’s problems … and I think there’s a lot of evidence that men don’t know how to solve women’s problems. It’s not just women. Companies that don’t have diverse employees are putting themselves at a disadvantage.”
Despite what appears to be a corporate family division, it appears Arielle Zuckerberg believes in unity among the genders and possibly other factors. Various backgrounds can come together to make a good thing better.
Just don’t call her Mark Zuckerberg’s little sister. Arielle wants to get ahead on her own name.
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