I just got an email today saying that David Marcus has officially started at Facebook — presumably today-ish. As a reminder, his job is to head up messaging. You know, the product that’s in the midst of a total user uproar and PR shit storm, after Facebook decided to force users to download a new app if they want to access messages on their phones.
Welcome to the team!
Must feel familiar for Marcus: His first public act in his last job as President of PayPal was to wade into a Hacker News thread and acknowledge that a lot of developers hated PayPal for good reasons and that he was gonna fix it. It’ll be interesting to see how he fits with the usual “Sorry! (Not Sorry)” Facebook MO.