, the Puget Sound Business Journal’s Tracey Spenser quoted Amazon’s lead architect at design firm NBBJ as saying, “” It’s ironic that the company’s built a literal bubble to get its employees out of their current bubble.The lack of diversity at Amazon may also be a contributing factor to the company’s awful employee retention; its median employee tenure is one year (2nd worst according to Slate).Seattle’s alternative weekly, The Stranger, put an image of Amazon’s secretive “brogrammers” on its cover last week.
I also received three date requests, although one was a request to get together to commiserate about the dating environment here in Seattle, something I’ve coined “commisedating”.
Definitely the most entertaining result was local journalist Tricia Romano’s, “Amazon is Killing My Sex life” which also appeared in Salon and Alternet (Salon covered my post here).
Sure, “” I heard that her piece garnered praise from noted New York Times columnist David Carr.
I had no idea that Geek Wire’s coverage of You’ve Got Male: Amazon’s Growth Impacting Seattle Dating Scene would result in such widespread coverage as well as a viral spinoff.
The gender ratio in Seattle and the failure of our local tech companies to hire women definitely touched a nerve, here and around the web.
While I support Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ vision of an urban campus, the company’s failure to hire equal numbers of women has certainly created a less diverse, more sterile neighborhood in South Lake Union.In Amazon’s proposed dog park: A chick magnet for lonely techies?Geek Wire also ran a follow up from dating coach Virginia Roberts.My post received 21,846 page views, more than 2,000 Facebook recommends, 154 tweets and 78 comments.It appeared on popular technology blog Slashdot where it received 310 comments.I turned down television interviews from KING5 and KOMO News, Evening Magazine and KOMO and KIRO radio.