Vanity Fair got its hands on a kind of insane first-hand account of working at Facebook, adapted from a book by a former employee.
After comparing Mark Zuckerberg to Thomas Jefferson, Napoleon and...uh... L.Ron Hubbard, former Facebook product manager Antonio Garcia Martinez explains the effect Zuck has on his employees:
By imprinting this vision on his disciples, Zuckerberg founded the church of a new religion.
Martinez also hones in on The Social Network s singular obsession with the threat of Google Plus, which
... hit Facebook like a bomb.
As was duly explained to the more recent employees, Lockdown was a state of war that dated to Facebook s earliest days, when no one could leave the building while the company confronted some threat, either competitive or technical.
At 1:45 pm on the day Google Plus launched, he called a meeting around an illuminated neon Lockdown sign and Martinez likens the scene to a general addressing his troops in the field.
Martinez s book, Chaos Monkeys: Obscene Fortune and Random Failure in Silicon Valley, comes out June 28th.