What’s more fun than shopping online and making Friday night plans while pretending to work? An unexpected Facebook announcement. No one knows much, but it’s taking place in New York so a logical guess is that the announcement will relate to the company’s expansion there.

From Mashable:

Facebook sent out invites Friday morning for a press event set to take place later this afternoon at the company’s New York headquarters.

Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s chief operating officer, will be joined by Mike Schroepfer, Facebook VP of engineering, U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

You can watch a livestream of the announcement at the nyc.gov website.

And because it’s Friday, here’s a gratuitous link to a gratuitous blog post of a gratuitous photo of Justin Timberlake donning an NPR t-shirt while filming The Social Network. You’re welcome.


Amanda Stupi

Amanda Stupi is an interactive producer for KQED News. She grew up in Northern California, where her mother would woo her inside on warm summer nights with promises of The Monkees and CHIPS. Stupi is fascinated with the intersection between popular culture and the fine arts. Her idea of artistic perfection includes The Beastie Boys' Check Your Head, Joni Mitchell's Blue, Bull Durham, several episodes of Cheers, Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice and most of Wallace Stevens' poetry. Stupi's life goals include watching every episode of Law and Order, finishing a screenplay and thanking her mom in an Oscar acceptance speech.

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