- (PHOTO:Facebook/Arielle Zuckerberg)
Arielle Zuckerberg, little sister to the Facebook founder, has just landed herself a job at Google.
When Arielle Zuckerberg heard her brother's employment offer to work at the biggest social network ever developed, she said no. Perhaps it was a mix of sibling rivalry and pent up pride. It can't be easy of course, being the younger sister of Mark Zuckerberg, the founder and CEO of Facebook.
Little did Arielle know, however, when she took a different job offer in June at Wildlife Interactive, that she would being working against her brother instead. Alas to her surprise, it was announced on Tuesday that Wildlife Interactive had been bought out by Google. Arielle couldn't help but Facebook her reaction.
"I'm in Israel on birthright and just found out that I'm now a Google employee," Arielle wrote. "Not gonna lie … This feels pretty awkward but I also feel very proud to be a part of the Wildfire team on this exciting day for Alain and Victoria."
"I guess you should be posting this on your G+ account" one of Arielle's friends joked, although it is true that Google had made itself a direct competitor with Facebook by adding features like Google+. It certainly could be a little awkward.
Oddly, while Arielle wouldn't take help getting a job from her brother, she didn't seem to mind getting assistance from her sister's husband, Harry Schmidt. Schmidt is the product strategist at Wildfire.
All of the Zuckerberg siblings seemed to find entertainment in the fact that two of Mark's relatives were now working for Google.
"Congrats Wildfire! There are officially now more Zuckerberg family members working for Google than Facebook! #awkward," the eldest sibling, Randi, tweeted.
Wildfire, though, is also in an awkward spot because it utilitized Facebook as well.
"Wildfire will be integrated into Google+, but may continue to be used by companies like Facebook, meaning Google could profit from Wildfire while it's social networking nemesis does, too," Jason Miller, Product Management Director for Google, wrote on the company's blog.