Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s altruistic objective is to connect the whole world, irrespective of their income or location. Zuckerberg, in an interview during TechCrunch Disrupt, says he’s “retooling the company to take on a lot of harder problems,” which in simple words means making the Internet more easily accessible.
Facebook committed to the cause
Last month, the young CEO of the largest social networking site released Internet.org with a 10- page whitepaper describing a web access initiative partnership and cooperation with six telecommunication and mobile companies. All companies will put their efforts into making new data compression technologies, network infrastructure and business models through which everyone could afford smartphones and data at low rates.
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Some critics may point out that Facebook is trying such things to expand its user base. It can be true to some extent, but if achieved, it will enhance education, empowerment and economic mobility. It can earn huge revenues to Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB), but at the same time it will attain much more socially.
Zuckerberg looks committed to the cause, and this mission is an extended version of what the social network has been accomplishing since 2004.
“The tactics change all the time, but not the mission”, Mark Zuckerberg said in an interview. In his interview, Zuckerberg talked about the division of business into two categories. He said that there is one kind of company that defines itself by way of doing business, and there is another league of companies that define themselves by the concrete way they change the world. He preferred latter to the former. Zuckerberg firmly believes in Bill Gates and his mission to put “a computer on every desk and in every home.”
Values must be controversial
He said that an extraordinarily daring leap is to accomplish a mission that matters. Zuckerberg said that he believes values are only useful if they are controversial, and nagged companies for including values in their lists like “Be honest,” saying of course you have to be honest.
Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) has followed the value “Move fast and Break things,” which gives employees the freedom to build, experiment and iterate rather than sit on new products until they are perfect. Zuckerberg admitted that, at times, the company gets into trouble by following this value and every company needs to review where it made fault.
On being asked whether he wants everyone to be on Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB), Zuckerberg said that there isn’t any doubt about it, but it is not realistic as there will always be some people who will not be interested in it. He said that the task of social media is to give access to people, and set them free to choose the way they want to use it.