Kate Losse

Kate Losse writes about the culture of technology and is the author of the 2012 memoir The Boy Kings, a book about her time working at Facebook.

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Facebook for Space? Airbnb’s Weird Corporate Nationhood

July 26, 2014 · Blog

Airbnb’s announcement of its new #branding struck the tech community on a lot of levels, not least of which were the many genitalia-related ways in which the logo can be interpreted. What I find most interesting in the new branding, … {…}

By Kate Losse
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Mr. Zuckerberg Goes to Washington

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg claims that his new lobbying group, FWD.us, “can change everything.” But like Facebook’s other top-down “revolutions,” FWD conflates the leadership of the powerful with transformation for all, and efficient corporate recruiting with improving the lives of immigrant workers. {…}

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Feminism’s Tipping Point: Who Wins from Leaning in?

March 26, 2013 · Online Articles

In her time at Facebook, Losse saw the ideas behind Lean In take root. The book’s goals become legible when understood to be as informed by Silicon Valley business tactics as by feminism. What exactly are we leaning into? {…}

By Kate Losse