Zuckerberg disclosed Facebook’s updated mission on Thursday at the social network’s first Community Summit, a social event in Chicago of pioneers from 120 different Facebook Groups, Forbes.com reported.
Facebook’s prior expressed mission was “to make the world more open and connected”.
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, Zuckerberg was quoted as saying.
“For 10 years, we focused on doing everything around connecting people with their friends and family,” Zuckerberg said.
“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,” he said.
Zuckerberg described this ‘new mission’ as an extension of Facebook’s original mantra that will guide the company over the next decade.
“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,” the Facebook CEO said.
He noticed that the significance of gathering and leaders, similar to ministers and nearby promoters, and the effect of declining community participation had been clear to him on his “50 States visit,” which will ensure he meets individuals in each US state to better see how social networks influence their lives.
Instead of searching for a one-measure fits-all connectivity solution, Facebook is putting resources into a building-block technique — outlining and designing diverse innovations for various cases, which are then utilised together to make adaptable and extensible systems.
credits: Indo Asian News service, San Francisco