Getting A Job At Facebook: Inside The 'Meritocratic' Hiring Process

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Facebook just passed the one billion user mark. That makes it the only employer on the planet capable of directly impacting a seventh of the world's population, except for the Communist Party of China.

So despite a glitchy public offering and a spate of shareholder lawsuits, Facebook is on a hiring frenzy.After all, the second most popular site on the web has to keep pace with the world it's conquering.

In the movie, "The Social Network," Mark Zuckerberg's classmates can earn a coveted intern spot at his start-up by winning a hacking contest, where players had to drink a shot for every 10 lines of code. Holding your liquor is no longer a bona fide qualification for employment at Facebook, but raw programming chops still are.