Facebook hits 2 billion monthly users

But neither does the colossal impact Facebook has had on society, which it's now trying to bend towards positivity with its new mission statement to "Give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together". "Change starts local, when enough of us feel a sense of objective and support in our own lives that we can start caring about broader issues too", he asserted.

That's how many users Facebook has, founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced Tuesday in a post on the site. Zuckerberg says he now considers those admins as important to Facebook as its software developers and advertisers.

Zuckerberg has now had six months to study how some savvy Facebook users, reportedly including Russian hackers, turned the internet platform he built into an online machine that spread fake news and helped elect Donald Trump as President - whom he snubbed this week. So now I believe we have a responsibility to do even more.

They spoke for approximately 10 minutes about Zuckerberg's first visit to Nebraska, part of a 30 city tour.

He previously has talked about the need to bring people together in both a lengthy manifesto published earlier this year and during his commencement address at Harvard University last month. (As an oft-repeated saying in the tech industry has it, "if you can't measure it, you can't manage it.") And what Facebook aims to maximize is the time people spend in its online groups. The company estimates that 130 million of its users are in such groups, and wants that number to exceed a billion people within the next five years.

Of course, anything that keeps people coming back to Facebook also gives it more opportunities to learn about their interests and other personal details that help it sell advertising, according to analysts. "Increasing user engagement is a necessity for Facebook". "It's not enough to simply connect the world; we must also work to bring the world closer together".

Zuckerberg laid out his lofty ambition in a Chicago speech last week that suggested Americans are in need of something to unify their lives.

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