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Saturday, January 28, 2012

Social Cash

Silicon Valley Newcomers Are Still Dreaming Big - www.nytimes.com: www.nytimes.com/2012/01/25/us/silicon-valley-newco...ST_FB
(Snippet from the article)
But technical skills are not essential. The rise of social media, with its more human face, has drawn graduates in history, psychology or music, and a slowly growing number of women and minorities.

Morin Oluwole, 27, grew up in Nigeria, moved to California in high school and graduated from Stanford with a bachelor’s degree in biology and Spanish, a master’s in sociology and a strong interest in fashion. Now she works in strategic partnership development at Facebook, helping fashion designers"engage online.”
"What I’ve done is to turn my personal interests into what I do for a living,” she said.

Ms. Oluwole’s salary and benefits, she said, allow her"to live more of a wider-range lifestyle,” to travel and go hiking in Argentina and travel to other cities for events.
"You just have more disposable income to have an idea and actually act on that idea,” she said.


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