Nishtha KanalFeb 04, 2014 22:49:35 IST
The king has addressed his kingdom! On the occasion of his creation turning 10, Mark Zuckerberg has put up a status update, talking about the years gone by and what’s left to come for Facebook in the years ahead.
“It's been an amazing journey so far, and I'm so grateful to be a part of it. It's rare to be able to touch so many people's lives, and I try to remind myself to make the most of every day and have the biggest impact I can,” started Zuckerberg. He went on to describe an incident where he described to his friends, shortly after starting Facebook, how someone needs to connect the whole world.
Zuckerberg went on to attempt to connect the world with the website that he launched in 2004. “While some doubted that connecting the world was actually important, we were building. While others doubted that this would be sustainable, you were forming lasting connections. We just cared more about connecting the world than anyone else. And we still do today, (sic)” wrote Zuck.
On Facebook’s birthday, Zuckerberg has said that he’s more excited about the forthcoming ten years than he was about the ones that just went by. He highlighted Facebook’s efforts to bring the parts of the world that are not online yet on to the Internet. Facebook will also be looking at ways to get more ways of sharing new kinds of experiences to users as a challenge.
The social networking website has a challenge of another sort as well: slipping numbers of teenage users. Last year, Facebook’s own CFO, David Ebersman, confirmed that the website was seeing a problem with maintaining teen interest levels. The younger lot has been fast moving to more private modes of communications, which includes apps like WhatsApp, WeChat and more importantly, Snapchat.
Facebook is currently riding high on the successful release of Paper, its news aggregation app, on the eve of its landmark birthday. We can only hope that this sets the tone for Facebook’s next decade in the social networking and communication space.
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