Several former Google employees have left the startup to join Facebook. Bloggers think they know why
Last week Elliot Schrage, a former top corporate communicator at Google became Facebook’s vice president of global communications and public policy.
Bloggers responded by obsessing over Google’s supposed “brain drain.”
What is a brain drain? It’s not a weekend of drug abuse or day of blog reading; a brain drain is the depletion of talent at a company.
Schrage has joined five other Google staffers—including one of the company’s top chefs—to leave the Web search giant for Facebook. Bloggers are screaming exodus at Google and the company has issued a response denying those claims.
“We have a deep management pool at Google,” affirmed Google rep Matt Furman, a statement that’s all over the blogosphere. Of course bloggers aren’t sure about that and many are claiming Google has lost its idealism and “anything goes” internal reputation.