Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has announced that Facebook is no linger just ‘connecting people’, and reveals a new mission of Facebook that is to ‘give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together’.
The new mission statement was unveiled at Facebook’s first Communities Summit in Chicago on Friday, meant to galvanize administrators of Facebook Groups. Zuckerberg says he now considers those admins as important to Facebook as its software developers and advertisers.
On Friday workshop when Facebook introduces its latest features and around 300 people learnt how to operate Facebook and to to use Facebook’s new community tools, a principal way the company is hoping to address the controversy around the service’s role in a healthy democracy.
Zuckerberg said Facebook would add improved data analysis tools to help moderators understand, for instance, which members are most engaged, and software that would make it easier to remove posts when needed.
Facebook developer conference attracted thousands of attendees when it was held in April, and was the showcase for a series of product announcements related to camera tools and augmented reality.
Zuckerberg has gone on a tour around the country, as part of a personal challenge to visit all 50 states during that time he’s met several community leaders who have provided feedback on Groups, and how much time it takes to vet members and organise action. So he wonders from then to create communities.