PALO ALTO, CA – Mark Zuckerberg’s sister quit Facebook and is now working at MySpace.
Randi Zuckerberg, Facebook’s marketing director and sister of Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg, has decided to resign. This happened after Mark Zuckerberg spent three hours screaming at her – for no apparent reason.
WWN received a copy of the resignation letter from Randi announcing her decision to leave the social media company after returning from a three month maternity leave.
“I have spent my years at Facebook pouring my heart and soul into innovating and pushing the media industry forward by introducing new concepts around live, social, participatory viewing that the media industry has since adopted,” said Randi. “We have made incredible progress, but there is still much to be done and other ways I can affect change.”
The startling news is that Randi has signed a contract to be CEO of MySpace. Justin Timberlake, one of the new owners of MySpace said he was “thrilled” to have Randi on board. “Randi and I are excited about kicking her brother’s butt. MySpace is going to bring Facebook down… and Randi is looking forward to eclipsing her brother’s success.”
Here’s Randi with her brother, Mark Zuckerberg:
And here’s Mark and Randi with Katy Perry, who Mark Zuckerberg has asked to take over Randi’s position in the company:
Insiders say that Randi knows Mark will be shutting Facebook down on March 15, 2012 and wanted to join a company that is growing, “not shrinking.”
Facebook confirmed their employees departure saying, “We are grateful for her important service.”
“Now is the perfect time for me to move outside of Facebook to work with a company, MySpace, focused on the exciting trends underway in the industry,” said Randi.
Randi recently suggested during panel discussion on social media hosted by Marie Claire magazine that the Internet should steer away from anonymity in an effort to combat cyber bullying.
“People behave a lot better when they have their real names down. I think people hide behind anonymity and they feel they can say whatever they want behind closed doors,” said Randi.
Randi said Facebook is currently working towards making their website safer. “There is so much more we can do. We’re actively trying to work with partners like Common Sense Media and our safety advisory committee.”
But Randi gave many hints that all is NOT well at Facebook. When asked if she thinks Facebook will make it to the March 15, 2012 shut down date, she just shook her head and said, “For my brother’s sake, I hope so.”
The Facebook is currently under federal investigation for privacy violations.