GDrive developer left Google for Facebook

A few months ago Justin Rosenstein, a developer on the GDrive project at Google, accepted a position at Facebook. He is just one of the many Googlers who recently found greener grass at the very popular social network site.

A few months ago Justin Rosenstein, a developer on the GDrive project at Google, accepted a position at Facebook. He is just one of the many Googlers who recently found greener grass at the very popular social network site.

A couple of months ago, after three years as a Google product manager, I decided to leave for Facebook. I am writing this note to spread Good News to all the friends I haven't already overwhelmed with my enthusiasm: Facebook really is That company.

Which company? That one. That company that shows up once in a very long while -- the Google of yesterday, the Microsoft of long ago. That company where large numbers of stunningly-brilliant people congregate and feed off each other's genius. That company that's doing with 60 engineers what teams of 600 can't pull off. That company that's on the cusp of Changing The World, that's still small enough where each employee has a huge impact on the organization, where you think about working now and again, and where you know you'll kick yourself in three years if you don't jump on the bandwagon now, even after someone had told you that it was rolling toward the promised land. That company where everyone seems to be having the time of their life. -- Justin Rosenstein

Justin was the product manager for Google Pages and was also listed as the developer contact for Platypus (GDrive) in the leaked login page for the service. Hints suggest that Gdrive has been ready for launch a couple years already -- maybe this is a sign that developers working on that project became frustrated enough to leave the company? This happened most publicly with the Dodgeball founders who saw their application become stagnant in the hands of Google.

[Thanks Nate!]

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