Mark Zuckerberg posts image of his Facebook office desk

Mark Zuckerberg is a very rich man, no doubt about it. With the upcoming launch of the IPO for his company Facebook, he could get even more money. However, he still likes to work close to his employees if a new image posted on his Facebook page is any indication.

The image's main focus is on a sign that says "Stay Focused & Keep Shipping". That's a clear message to the team members at Facebook to not become distracted with all of the attention the IPO is sure to generate. Even though a number of its employees, who also have stock options in the company, could become paper millionaires when the stock goes public later this year, the emphasis is simply to work on Facebook's services.

Other interesting bits about the picture include all the Apple products in the office (oddly enough, Microsoft has invested over $240 million in Facebook) and the fact that Zuckerberg drinks Gatorade at his desk. We hope he is careful not to spill his drink all over his workspace. Finally, what's inside that container on the desk that looks like it holds some leftover food from the local Applebees?  We will never know.

Image via Facebook/Mark Zuckerberg

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Kaoxt said,
Looks like he's using Chrome as his browser.

Really? Do we have confirmation on this?Coz if we do i am switching to chrome right now!

0nyX said,

Really? Do we have confirmation on this?Coz if we do i am switching to chrome right now!

Better switch now then. Sorry just tried to switch it to a non-related Apple topic.

He doesn't have an office where you can close a door? Sounds a little unbelievable to me.

The CEO of the company I work for has an entire floor of a building that is just for him.

Very bland. I would prefer an office with up to 10 coleagues. At least it feels like an office that way.

I love open space offices like Facebook, a place I worked at had the same thing where developers where all around desks in big open space room, it makes you feel like your really working together when its like that.

We already knew this. The BBC did a documentary about Mark a couple of months ago, and they mentioned this...

Neowin, please don't listen to everyone saying "this isn't news". I enjoy reading about how tech companies are run.

Tweaky Nippleton said,
If he posted a picture of himself wiping his ass would that get covered too?

Probably much much more than this. And it would probably be all over TMZ and the evening news.

Tweaky Nippleton said,
If he posted a picture of himself wiping his ass would that get covered too?

No doubt John Callaham will report on that too.

Tweaky Nippleton said,
If he posted a picture of himself wiping his ass would that get covered too?

Uh, yeah - I think that didn't really prove your point at all. News is generally items of notable interest, of which that would certainly be one.

gawd working an an "open concept" office like that would drive me nuts, I like quiet and calm, not people moving all over and all the noise from everyone cumulating into one big area

I doubt it's quite that crazy - most people wouldn't be moving around constantly, nor talking loudly. Meetings would still be held in dedicated rooms.

I'm with you on that neufuse. I work in a cubical and am thankful for my fake walls. If everyone was at eye level I'd go nuts.

I bet there are folks with offices there.

neufuse said,
gawd working an an "open concept" office like that would drive me nuts, I like quiet and calm, not people moving all over and all the noise from everyone cumulating into one big area

you can't fap the stress away or be able to be very nice to call in customers. a friend was like that. he fapped while he worked and the customers liked him. he was very friendly and very laid back.

AJerman said,
and the fact that Zuckerberg drinks Gatorade at his desk. We hope he is careful not to spill his drink all over his workspace. Finally, what's inside that container on the desk that looks like it holds some leftover food from the local Applebees? We will never know.

It's official, Neowin's front page news has become a COMPLETE joke. Way to go guys.

I think Mark Zuckerberg's work environment counts as interesting news, given his position. I find it curious to see how CEOs don't have to be aloof men in business suits.

It's not like most news actually has a direct effect on people's life, it's about providing information.

Kirkburn said,
I think Mark Zuckerberg's work environment counts as interesting news, given his position. I find it curious to see how CEOs don't have to be aloof men in business suits.

It's not like most news actually has a direct effect on people's life, it's about providing information.

I have no doubt that plenty of people find it interesting, but that doesn't make it news. You can subscribe to him on Facebook and get things like this. Something like this belongs there or on a blog, or even in the forums, not on a "news" site. This is the nerd equivalent to "OMG Justin Beiber has a new girlfriend".

Edited by AJerman, Feb 2 2012, 3:46pm :

AJerman said,

I have no doubt that plenty of people find it interesting, but that doesn't make it news. You can subscribe to him on Facebook and get things like this. Something like this belongs there or on a blog, or even in the forums, not on a "news" site. This is the nerd equivalent to "OMG Justin Beiber has a new girlfriend".


News is anything you haven't seen or heard before. You hadn't seen this picture before; thus, it was news to you.

Callum said,

News is anything you haven't seen or heard before. You hadn't seen this picture before; thus, it was news to you.

It's 'news' in the same way a picture of Kim Kardawhatsits car is 'news'. Here's a hint: It's not. It's celebrity gossip and I didn't realize Neowin had dropped to that level to get hits.

Tweaky Nippleton said,
It's celebrity gossip

This is hardly celeb gossip, unless you have a crazily wide definition. It comes from Zuckerberg himself, and is related to his *job*, and what's 'gossip' about it?

Kirkburn said,

This is hardly celeb gossip, unless you have a crazily wide definition. It comes from Zuckerberg himself, and is related to his *job*, and what's 'gossip' about it?

It's a picture of his desk. That's tangentially related to his job in that he sits there. The 'article' reads like any other piece that would appear on sites like TMZ.

Callum said,

News is anything you haven't seen or heard before. You hadn't seen this picture before; thus, it was news to you.

"News - Newly received or noteworthy information, esp. about recent or important events."
This is not news. I seem to notice a trend in the author field.

Also, since I am subscribed to Zuckerberg on Facebook, I HAVE seen this before, from the proper channels, his Facebook.

subcld said,
i thought he is linux geek

I went from Linux to Mac. I worked a lot in the shell, so the terminal in Mac makes me feel right at home (but with a better selection of commercial software).

Well, if you want your employees to keep shipping, don't do an IPO. There's going to be some serious talent drain once everyone there cashes out.

dancedar said,
"Oi, Zuck! Get off Facebook and do some work! Oh.....!

I'm sorry, can't like your post. On mobile version.

Anooxy said,
Why are several desks, doesn't he have his own office room?
"However, he still likes to work close to his employees"

I saw a program a month or so back where he sits with all the other employees. The wierdest thing in there I saw was a vending machine that vends new keyboards.

SK[ said,]I saw a program a month or so back where he sits with all the other employees. The wierdest thing in there I saw was a vending machine that vends new keyboards.

Omg yes I saw that too, haha that is awesome a vending machine for keyboards, haha quite amusing

How does this IPO business actually work i have no idea about stocks and IPO... Facebook allows people to invest? they get stock, and Facebook gets the money... resulting in facebook becoming a richer company, at some point the investor can withdraw funds which is likely a lot more money?

seems too simple?

Uplift said,
How does this IPO business actually work i have no idea about stocks and IPO... Facebook allows people to invest? they get stock, and Facebook gets the money... resulting in facebook becoming a richer company, at some point the investor can withdraw funds which is likely a lot more money?

seems too simple?

And the ubiquitous pictures of your desk at various stages of the IPO is also required by various regulatory agencies.

AmazingRando said,

And the ubiquitous pictures of your desk at various stages of the IPO is also required by various regulatory agencies.

Rando, that was the best comment I've read in ages.

Uplift said,
How does this IPO business actually work i have no idea about stocks and IPO... Facebook allows people to invest? they get stock, and Facebook gets the money... resulting in facebook becoming a richer company, at some point the investor can withdraw funds which is likely a lot more money?
seems too simple?

Employees of Facebook have been given shares of the company stock, which has a cash value. Often, during the initial public offering (IPO) of a company's stock, the share value goes up- a lot. The price of the stock is determined by demand. The more people are willing to pay for the stock, the higher its value goes. After the IPO, those Facebook employees who currently possess stock can sell it on the open market at the whatever price the market is willing to pay.
So it is, essentially, quite simple. There are many, many complexities when you start talking about different types of orders, options, etc., but you don't need to know much to become a casual investor.
Pull together a $1,000 and open a brokerage account at Schwab or another do-it-yourself agency. Read the beginner articles in the tutorials section of Investopedia.com and have at it. It can be a lot of fun, and very exciting (You might find yourself glued to Google stock charts, watching your positions rise in value by the minute), and it can also be soul-crushing as you see your stocks plunge in value the next day when the next European crisis comes on the news.

AmazingRando said,

And the ubiquitous pictures of your desk at various stages of the IPO is also required by various regulatory agencies.

as well as fast food cartons. and gatorade is a must drink if you are gonna have an IPO.

Lexcyn said,
If I post an image of my desk can I get front page news too?

Post it and start a poll in the forums! (i'm serious I am really curious to see how far it could go AND how good your desk truly is! )

Lexcyn said,
If I post an image of my desk can I get front page news too?

I think we have a post your Workstation thread somewhere.

what is the point of writing this "all the Apple products in the office (oddly enough, Microsoft has invested over $240 million in Facebook) ?" MSFT invested in Facebook doesnt mean FB needs to use MSFT products ....

Shayla said,
what is the point of writing this "all the Apple products in the office (oddly enough, Microsoft has invested over $240 million in Facebook) ?" MSFT invested in Facebook doesnt mean FB needs to use MSFT products ....

No kidding MSFT has invested more that $240million in Apple over the years. Who cares what platform they are using.

Shayla said,
what is the point of writing this "all the Apple products in the office (oddly enough, Microsoft has invested over $240 million in Facebook) ?" MSFT invested in Facebook doesnt mean FB needs to use MSFT products ....

I agree with you.

Shayla said,
what is the point of writing this "all the Apple products in the office (oddly enough, Microsoft has invested over $240 million in Facebook) ?" MSFT invested in Facebook doesnt mean FB needs to use MSFT products ....

Everyone loves some good ol' MS Apple action...

Shayla said,
what is the point of writing this "all the Apple products in the office (oddly enough, Microsoft has invested over $240 million in Facebook) ?" MSFT invested in Facebook doesnt mean FB needs to use MSFT products ....

With all those crapple devices, I wonder if he also attends church at the Apple Chapple.