London: Social network’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that Facebook’s new mission is to bring the world closer together and to give power to the people to build community. Earlier its mission was to make the world more open and connected.
Mark Zuckerberg was quoted saying, Facebook’s new mission does not mean that the company is shifting away from connecting friends and family, but rather that it is broadening its focus to enabling people to connect with meaningful communities too.
Talking to the media, Zuckerberg went on to say: “For 10 years, we focused on doing everything around connecting people with their friends and family.”
He added: “Now I think that there is a whole lot of similar work to be done around communities: Meeting new people, getting exposed to new perspectives, making it so that the communities that you join online can translate to the physical world, too.”
Mark explained this ‘new mission’ as an extension of Facebook’s original mantra that will guide the company over the next decade.
The Facebook CEO went on to say: “Connecting friends and family has been pretty positive, but I think there is just this collective feeling that we have a responsibility to do more than that and also help build communities and help people get exposed to new perspectives and meet new people — not just give people a voice, but also help build common ground so people can actually move forward together.”