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CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s beautiful message as Facebook clocks 10

Mark Zuckerberg
Earlier this week, Facebook clocked 10 and the CEO, Mark Zuckerberg shared this beautiful message:
Today is Facebook’s 10th anniversary.
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.
People often ask if I always knew that Facebook would become what it is today. No way.

I remember getting pizza with my friends
one night in college shortly after opening Facebook. I told them I was
excited to help connect our school community, but one day someone needed
to connect the whole world.
I always thought this was important —
giving people the power to share and stay connected, empowering people
to build their own communities themselves.
When I reflect on the last 10 years, one
question I ask myself is: why were we the ones to build this? We were
just students. We had way fewer resources than big companies. If they
had focused on this problem, they could have done it.
The only answer I can think of is: we just cared more.
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.
That’s why I’m even more excited about
the next ten years than the last. The first ten years were about
bootstrapping this network. Now we have the resources to help people
across the world solve even bigger and more important problems.
Today, only one-third of the world’s
population has access to the internet. In the next decade, we have the
opportunity and the responsibility to connect the other two-thirds.
Today, social networks are mostly about
sharing moments. In the next decade, they’ll also help you answer
questions and solve complex problems.
Today, we have only a few ways to share
our experiences. In the next decade, technology will enable us to create
many more ways to capture and communicate new kinds of experiences.
It’s been amazing to see how all of you
have used our tools to build a real community. You’ve shared the happy
moments and the painful ones. You’ve started new families, and kept
spread out families connected. You’ve created new services and built
small businesses. You’ve helped each other in so many ways.
I’m so grateful to be able to help build
these tools for you. I feel a deep responsibility to make the most of
my time here and serve you the best I can.
Thank you for letting me be a part of this journey.
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Find out how much time you’ve spent on Facebook – https://techland.time.com/2014/01/27/how-much-time-have-you-wasted-on-facebook/
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