Monday, June 18, 2012

Creator of Facebook News Feed Resigns

News Feed become part of the Facebook service that is seen every day. This is a fundamental part of Facebook. Friday, June 15, 2012, the brain behind Facebook's News Feed left the social network.

Bret Taylor
started his step towards Facebook after establishing a small company called FriendFeed. The company was taken over by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.
Taylor was appointed as Chief Technology Officer (CTO). He is responsible for updating feeds directly so that they become what we see now.
Taylor decided to leave Facebook. He left a message on Friday afternoon.
"I'm sad to be leaving, but I'm also happy to start a new company with my friend Kevin Gibbs," Taylor wrote on his farewell message.

Taylor expressed his pride in achieving Facebook. He is happy to see the development of platforms, mobile products, Open Graph, App Center, Facebook Camera, and iOS integration.

Taylor also thanked for the experience she had worked on while working on Facebook.
"I want to say a special thank you to Mark Zuckerberg. You have not only been my boss for the past three years. But, you have become my closest mentor and friend," he wrote as quoted by Gizmodo.

Taylor has worked for Facebook for three years. This Google Maps maker left when Facebook's condition was chaotic on the stock market. Taylor's contribution is huge for this giant social networking company. In fact, FriendFeed is credited with creating the iconic "Like" button that is characteristic of Facebook.

Technology leaders for technology companies are very valuable assets. Taylor plays a critical role for Facebook by overseeing the affairs of the platform and mobile applications.

The Facebook executive pair, Mike Vernal and Cory Ondreijka will take over the role left by Taylor.
Vernal joined Facebook in 2008 from Microsoft. He led the Facebook Connect project until the development of Open Graph.
Ondreijka arrived on Facebook in 2010 after Walletin's acquisition. Previously he worked at Linden Labs for the development of the Second Life virtual world game.

Taylor served as CTO two years ago. He has become a strong public figure in every Facebook event, including an application developer conference. In fact, Taylor became the center of attention at the Apple conference, the 2012 Worldwide Developers Conference when announcing integration with iOS.

Taylor admitted his departure would cause disruption when Facebook was in trouble. But, he thinks Facebook has talented and reliable technical staff under the direction of CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg.

"I am always open with Mark when I say I will start a new startup. We feel this is the best time after the IPO was released and I have been working on the latest product launch," Taylor said as quoted by Allthingsd.
Facebook is now reported to be working on its own smartphone. This project was given the nickname "Buffy".

Alumnus Google

Taylor previously worked for Google. He left the internet giant to start the FriendFeed business. This company was purchased by Facebook in 2009.
Taylor felt his departure was only part of ordinary life in Silicon Valley. He believes Facebook can lead on platform and mobile. This man acknowledged the challenge of being a public company making internal disturbances in his mind.

"We are dealing with a change in work culture with an increase in the spotlight. From private companies with supervision to public companies with tighter supervision," he said.

For his own future, Taylor said he had not yet decided the focus of the area he would work on. But, he is still eager to start something new with his old friend from Google, Kevin Gibbs.

Taylor said it was likely he would focus on an industry he did not know well, as did his customers. That's the same as when he developed Google Maps.

"People say we have no purpose. So, making maps makes more sense," he joked.
"Everything finally went well," Taylor added.

VN/The Truth Seeker Media

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