Ex-BP boss Lord John Browne gets a helping hand with Facebook from COO Sheryl Sandberg

Gabriella Griffith
Lord Browne has joined Facebook
If you're going to get help with your new Facebook page, it doesn't get any better than having Sheryl Sandberg, the COO of the social network giving you a hand. That, of course, is unrealistic for most of us – but not Lord John Browne it seems.
The former BP boss-turned-LGBT activist tweeted yesterday, thanking Sheryl, or Shezza as The Capitalist imagines he calls her, for helping him to join Facebook. “Now that’s what you call an onboarding service,” replied one tweeter. We second that.
A closer look reveals Sandberg isn’t Lord Browne’s only pal in Palo Alto. His first Facebook comment, “Hello world…” received the holy grail of social approvals – a Like from founder and CEO of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg.
“Welcome to Facebook, Lord John Browne!” wrote Zuck. Strike us down with a thumbs up emoji – the former BP boss is nailing it.
Turns out Lord Browne was chilling in Zuckerberg’s crib not so long ago. “Thank you Mark Zuckerberg, and for your hospitality in Menlo Park last month,” he replied.
Talk about an unlikely couple. We wonder if Lord Browne donned a Zuck-esque T-shirt during his Palo Alto down time? Unlikely.

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