Ok I am very surprised by this. Eric Eldon at Venturebeat is reporting that Elliot Schrage is taking over the developer program from Chamath.
Although I am a big Facebook fanboy, I have been critical of them mainly to make sure they don’t pull a Netscape. The best developer platforms have technical executives overseeing the develper programs not PR or Policy executives. Over the past few weeks I’ve been talking to some early Facebook insiders about the culture and was pleasantly surprised to find it a very technical culture.
Now this announcement that a PR person is taking over the Facebook developer program? I don’t get how a PR executive and policy guy could get this position. Unless the developer program will have a very international scope. I wonder if this is a sign that the Facebook culture is changing to more policy based rather than technology based?
Facebook better innovate on it’s platform not on its’ PR. I’m worried for Facebook. Will someone correct me on this if I’m offbase?