In a new interview with CNN Tech’s Laurie Segall, Facebook kahuna, Mark “spectrum” Zuckerberg, discusses his site’s shift to focus on building communities rather than simply sharing photos of their dogs, babies, breakfasts, and (in Trump-land) ATVs. Their new mission statement is “To give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together.” Yeah. Just what we need, more groups. We’ve already got entirely too many communities…all fellating themselves into oblivion…and to what end? They do nothing but add to the divisiveness and the brain drain blather.
Nowadays, everyone’s got their something… body positivity, legalize weed, free the nipple, vegans, furries, and of course the vociferous identity body politic. Cis / binary / heteronormative / asexual / pan / omni/ pomo / trysexual / trans / zie / hir / poly / wolly / doodle /all / da /day. People only care about their own agenda. I don’t want to be part of anyone’s community – I would never want to be part of a club that would have me as a member!
For the record, Facebook’s original mission statement was: “to give people the power to share and make the world more open and connected.”
That’s good enough. Let the site remain what it is: a space for insufferable muldoons to bore you with endless invitations to their shows, a soapbox for the occasional rant, and a back alley to mentally pummel simpletons into submission.
Check out the interview below.