Social networking giant Facebook’s ultimate boss Mark Zuckerberg's long-term vision for Facebook, laid out in a sweeping manifesto, sounds more like an unworldly social guide than a business plan. Are we, he asks, "building the world we all want?"
Well, as majority of people today use Facebook to get connected with friends and family, Zuckerberg hopes that the social network can cheer more public engagement, an informed public and community support in the years to come. Today, Facebook pockets 2 billion members, which makes it larger than any nation in the world.
In a telephonic interview with The Associated Press, Zuckerberg stressed that he wasn't aggravated by the US election or any other particular event. It’s the growing sentiment in many parts of the world that "connecting the world" - the founding idea behind Facebook - is no longer a good thing.
Zuckerberg in a Harvard dorm room in 2004 wrote "Across the world there are people left behind by globalisation, and movements for withdrawing from global connection. In times like these, the most important thing we at Facebook can do is develop the social infrastructure to give people the power to build a global community that works for all of us."
The 32 years old young entrepreneur also expressed his strong believe that the more we as human beings are connected is the right path for the world. But, he adds, it's "not sufficient if it's good for some people but it's doesn't work for other people. We really have to bring everyone along."
It won’t be a surprise if Zuckerberg will find different ways to gather in more people together, especially on Facebook platform. After all, more the people on social network, more regularly would give Facebook the opportunities to sell the ads that produce most of its revenue, which totaled $27 billion last year. And bringing in more money probably would boost Facebook's stock price to make Zuckerberg - already worth an estimated $56 billion (roughly Rs. 3, 75,726 crores) - even richer.