Published On: Fri, Feb 17th, 2017

What Mark Zuckerberg’s letter said and what he didn’t

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The Guardian corespondent, Alex Hern, analyses Mark Zuckerberg‘s 5,700-word mission statement. Facebook founder’s speaks on the goals of Facebook and highlights what the young CEO really meant and what he left out.

Hern climes that Zuckerberg opens his letter with a grammatical ambiguity:

On our journey to connect the world, we often discuss products we’re building and updates on our business. Today I want to focus on the most important question of all: are we building the world we all want?

“Who are “we”?” Hern askes, “is this a letter to Facebook, or to the world? It can be read both ways. But regardless of the intended audience, there’s a subtext to the opening paragraph which informs the whole 5,700-word letter: for an increasing number of people.”

The answer to Zuckerberg’s question is “no”.

Zuckerberg wants for more than Facebook to be an insanely profitable mega-corporation.

He wants the company to be seen as a force for good in the world, and right now, he’s concerned that it isn’t. [The Guardian]

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