Randi Zuckerberg Inks Book Deal to Make Social Media Manageable for Dead-Tree Crowd

"It’s like the wild, wild west – social norms and etiquette are changing constantly ..."

oh randiLast month, Betabeat’s favorite Facebook sibling Randi Zuckerberg added to her ever-expanding list of responsibilities, launching a “newsletter and online community” called Dot Complicated to help her audience of navigate the complications presented by modern life. 

The goal? To serve as an “approachable voice of technology” for readers looking for help making sense of their electronically-cluttered modern lives. Her qualifications?

Along with being part of the team that built Facebook, I also grew up on Facebook. I changed my relationship status to “engaged” in 2007, shared my wedding photos in 2008, announced my pregnancy in 2010, became THAT mom who posts nonstop baby photos in 2011, and launched my own business in 2012. I even had a family photo go extremely viral over the holidays. Oops.

But then again, if you’re need of that kind of advice, maybe an Internet newsletter isn’t your preferred medium, maybe you’d be more comfortable with a dead-tree compilation of Ms. Zuckerberg’s musings. In which case, rejoice: according to the Associated Press, Ms. Zuckerberg is slated to publish a “memoir/lifestyle book” called Dot Complicated with HarperOne (a San Francisco-based imprint of HarperCollins) in the fall off 2013.