When I was growing up, my friends and I used to talk about what we wanted to achieve. No matter what occupation came up or what route someone wanted to take, it always ended with ‘world domination.’
That’s what Facebook wants too, and it may get there. The stats are already ridiculous, but the social giant continues to incorporate itself more and more into our everyday lives. Earlier this year, one billion people used Facebook in a single day. Think about that: 1 in 7 people on Earth logged into Facebook in one day. That’s incredible! And the social behemoth isn’t stopping now.
“On Monday, 1 in 7 people on Earth used Facebook to connect with their friends and family.” –Mark Zuckerberg
Here’s what Facebook has been up to this summer:
- Signal for Journalists: Source and Curate Content
- Introducing 360 Video on Facebook
- Facebook at Work is Coming
- Connect with Public Figures Through Live
- Introducing Moments: A Private Way to Share Photos with Friends
- Announcing Facebook Lite
We already talked about how Facebook wants to be your news source, and the largest social media platform continues to strengthen its standing with journalists, publishers and public figures. It allows you to keep in touch with friends and family and even share private moments via Messenger and Moments. Now it’s looking to enter your work space and help those without the luxury of broadband Internet access stay connected.
If Facebook were a country, it would be the most populous on Earth. (Source: Huffington Post)
The social behemoth has 1.49 billion monthly active users (as of 6/30/15) and approximately 83% of its daily active users are outside the US and Canada. More than 40 million small businesses have active Pages, and the social leader employs nearly 11,000 people in 48 offices around the world. (Source: Facebook)
Do you see what I mean? Facebook isn’t comparing itself to Twitter or worrying about what Snapchat is doing. It’s trying to help people in need, bring Internet access to the whole world and connect people in every generation, in every country and in every language.
One day Facebook may touch nearly every aspect of our lives, from work to school to play, and it could change the world.
What’s the Future of Facebook?
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Tipping my cap to Zuck,