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Tuesday, June 13, 2006

The Google Connection: Google Employees on Orkut

Marissa Mayer, Googler, 173 centimeters, blue-eyed, blond and athletic, who likes dancing, candlelight and flirting and doesn’t like smoking, is a friend of ...

... Niniane Wang, Googler currently leading a “confidential project in the social application space,” born in Beijing, age 26, who worked at Microsoft before, and likes people who are funny, and is a friend of ...

... Orkut Buyukkotken, the guy who did Google’s Orkut, who lives with roomates and has a homepage, and tries to experience all the wildest things in life, and who’s a friend of ...

... Chris DiBona, the Open-source program manager at Google, who’s living with partner & kids, likes to dress casual, plays videogames here and there, eats “anything but dog food,” has a homepage and is friend of ...

... Google employee Jason Shellen, born August 30, left-liberal, married social drinker, who according to one testimonial “will probably make you shoot milk through your nose. Not from laughing or anything, he just requires it of people from time to time,” and who’s a friend of ...

... Kevin Fox, the Google guy born on the 4th of July, who loves his pets and was able to snatch a 4-letter domain name, and who according to a comment is “awfully smart. And don’t let that shy smile fool you,” and a friend of ...

... Chris Wetherell, occasional drinker and Googler behind massless.org, who likes alternative fashion and the movie Chungking Express and is a friend of ...

... Biz Stone, who quit Google a while ago for Odeo, so let’s go back to ...

... Chris Wetherell, who is a friend of ...

... Kimbalina, quick-witted Christian/ Protestant and Googler, who likes the TV show Friends, is married, and likes to wear Google stuff, a friend of ...

... Eric Case, San Francisco-based Google employee with 94 friends, still single and into meditation, Radiohead, blogging, and The Cluetrain Manifesto, and a friend of ...

... Greg Stein, initiated member of Cult of Googleplex, Libertarian from Portland, Oregon, and Dragonball-fan who digs Mexican food and metal music, and friend of ...

... Josh MacDonald, 30-years old Willimantic, Connecticut Googler with a good taste in film (Fight Club, Office Space, Kill Bill, Clerks), a “scary good coder” (according to Sanford) with 9 fans, a member of Orkut’s “What should Google do” community and a friend of David Lynch fan Evan Williams, who left Google for Odeo, but who is also friend to ...

... David Krane, left-liberal Google spokesman of Kraneland.com, born on January 31, who likes The Godfather, 80s John Hughes Films and Sushi, and is friends with ...

... Doug Edwards, married man of the Google Blog Team, who likes Jazz, Talking Heads, Elvis Costello, Tom Waits and sarcasm, and collected 7 hearts on Orkut (“Hearts: Sexy”), and is a friend of ...

... Jonathan Rosenberg, 44-years old married Google Senior Vice President, Product Management (we’re climbing up the career ladder here), reader of Richard Dawkins who likes to watch West Wing, who is a friend of ...

... Google VP of Engineering, Jeff Huber, a Formula 1 and gadgets lover who wishes for a Lego Mindstorm robotics set 2.0, with good taste (Monty Python, Blade Runner, Indian, Sushi), and who, according to Rob, once faked his own death during hostage rescue drill to scare the bejesus out of the drill sergeant, and who is a friend of ...

... Google’s Adam Bosworth, who’s “difficult, demanding, driven,” and loves to build software, whose music taste spans from Bach to Beatles and who hates TV, who, as we remember, is a friend of Jeff Huber, who is also friend of Adam Sah, “execu-speak” hating & skateboarding Google Software Engineer, who has lots of friends including ...

... Karen Padham, product manager at Google’s shopping search Froogle with 19 fans, who likes – of course! – shopping (but also Lord of the Rings and 24), who is friends with Larry Schwimmer, male single Google Software Engineer and fan of the Hitchhiker’s Guide (cool), whose 395 friends include pretty much every known and unknown Googler in this spiral arm of the galaxy, including ...

... Sergey Brin, who understands sharing anything on Orkut could allow the NSA to datamine him, and who is friends with Google Product Manager Bret Taylor, Google logo doodler Dennis Hwang, Google¬ís director of search quality Peter Norvig, Google blogger Matt Cutts (8 hearts!), Google mastermind Larry Page (born March 28, and, according to those who know him, “crazy. In a good way”), Google CEO Eric Schmidt (a workaholic from Blacksburg, Virginia, who likes Lord of the Rings and A World Lit Only by Fire, and who dislikes commercials), and also, Marissa Mayer, which brings us back to where we started.

 

(Note: All info was compiled through Google’s Orkut, Web search and Blogger.)

[Hat tip to the Google OS blog via Dimitar Vesselinov for finding Marissa!]

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