In late 2012, when Facebook reached a billion users, a little red book started appearing on the desks of all its employees.
The book is full of inspirational, propaganda-style quotes about Facebook’s history and values. Until very recently, its contents — even its existence — were largely unknown to outsiders.
Now, however, former Facebook designer Ben Barry, who created it during his time with the company, has published a series of scans from the book.
As Facebook grew, it was hard to explain the company's mission, history, and culture to new employees.
For new employees, that information was difficult to find even if you knew what you were looking for.
Here we have a variation on the unofficial US Post Office motto, originally from an ancient Greek work.
But it also shows that some ideas -- like Instant Articles -- have been in the works for some time. (That's Rupert Murdoch.)
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