Social Media Sunday: Facebook's Numbers, Twitter's Diversity, and Pinterest Goes Shopping

This week in social media, Facebook dominated the headlines and Wall Street, as it showed how much it dominates the social media world. Meanwhile an ex-Twitter engineer exposed the company's clunky attempts at diversity and Pinterest officially introduced a new feature that blends perfectly with the reasons people use its network.
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Is Twitter's Diversity Problem the Root of its Growth Problem? One Ex-Engineer Thinks So

In August, Twitter released a diversity report outlining how little diversity there is at the company, along with a set of goals to increase the presence of underrepresented voices in the company that could be described either as modest, or outright disappointing.
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Latinas Think Big Launches Startup Communities to Catalyze Latina Entrepreneurial Culture

Latinas Think Big is taking a crack at the diversity in startups problem by launching startup communities, designed for Latinas, across the country.
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Facebook Launches TechPrep, Hub to Help Grow STEM Diversity Pipeline

Facebook's TechPrep hopes to boost diversity in technology by empowering underrepresented minority students and their parents to get involved in computer science.
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Diversity in Tech: An Eye-Opening Look at Venture Captial's Decision Makers

Silicon Valley's represnatives are only part of the problem with diversity in technology. The other center of power is known as Sand Hill Road, a part of Silicon Valley that's the center of private equity for the tech industry.
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Arne Duncan Talks Revolutionizing Education with Technology, Boosting Latinos in STEM at HESTEC

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan talked about the importance of closing the diversity gap in technology careers by closing the technology gap in South Texas on Tuesday, as part of the annual Hispanic Engineering, Science, and Technology (HESTEC) week for area middle and high school students.
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MARKETPLACE: Daniel Villao Knows the Smart Path to Diversity

"In a nutshell, my life's work is really about creating access."
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Diversity in Tech: Are Twitter's 2016 Promises Disappointing or Just Realistic?

It's probably a little of both.
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Tim Cook Opens Up About iPads in Classroom, Apple's Part in ConnectED & Diversity on GMA [Watch]

On Monday, Apple CEO spoke to Good Morning America about the company's role connecting "99 percent" of students to 21st century technologies in the classroom. "I think technology has to be a key part" of public education, he said. "That's why we're here."
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Apple's Diversity Report Boasts New Hires, Admits Unfinished Business as Latino Share of Workforce Stagnates

Right on the heels of Intel's mixed-result diversity report, last week Apple also released information on its workplace demographics. The second-annual diversity transparency report from the most valuable company in the world yielded a similar mix of promise and progress, albeit slow.
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Diversity in Tech: Intel Shows Small Signs of Progress Six Months into #Parity2020 Pledge

This year at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Intel made a historic pledge to reach full representation of minorities in its company in the next five years, better known as #Parity2020.
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Latinas in Tech: Miami Non-Profit CodeLLa Kicks Off Summer Program in the Cloud with New Partnership

The technology industry has a diversity problem. And for Latinas in technology, the problem is doubled: Demographic reports from major Silicon Valley companies show Hispanic employment averages in the single digits, while women make up far less than half of the workforce.
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#RealDiversityNumbers: Twitter Users Probe What's Wrong With Silicon Valley -- Tech Companies Could Benefit From Listening

Silicon Valley companies are being pressured to add some diversity to their mostly white, male workforces -- and this time, it's coming from a grassroots hashtag campaign on Twitter.
Only 23 Percent of Latino Students Ready for College

Top 25 Colleges Graduating Latinos in STEM

To meet our workforce and economic needs, America must accelerate degree completion generally and particularly in STEM fields
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Diversity in Tech: 2015 STEM Index Indicates Positive Trends for Minorities in STEM, But Race, Gender Gap Worsens

New data from the 2015 STEM Index, the second-annual study of growth in STEM jobs, careers and educational pathways carried out by U.S. News/Raytheon shows Silicon Valley's lack of diversity is still rooted in education, as the gender and racial gaps in STEM fields have widened since last year.
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Social Media Sunday: Facebook's Faceless Face Recognition, Tumblr TV, and Twitter Loses an Exec (Again)

This week in social media, Facebook released its (disappointing) update on diversity, while setting Messenger free and introducing face-recognition technology so impressive (and creepy), it doesn't need to see your face.
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