MENLO PARK, CA – We poke, we like, and post and re-post all thanks to one man: Mark Zuckerberg. But when you’re worth $17 billion and running the world’s largest social media network, what do you do next? You take over the world!
Zuckerberg wants to get everyone connected. He’s launched Internet.org, aimed at giving internet to the 5 billion people around the world without it.
“Here we use things like Facebook to share news and catch up with our friends but there, they’re going to use it to decide what kind of government they want, get access to health care for the first time ever, connect with family hundreds of miles away that they haven’t seen in decades. Getting access to the internet is a really big deal. I think we’re going to be able to do it,” Zuckerberg said in an exclusive interview with CNN’s Chris Cuomo.
You’ve heard the saying, ‘keep your friends close, but your enemies closer,’ right? Well that’s what Zuckerberg is doing. He’s reaching out to his competitors; some of the biggest in the biz, to work together.
“In general, these are companies that we have deep relationships with and have worked with on a lot of things for a long time, so this kind of came out of a lot of the discussions we had,” Zuckerberg added.
Zuckerberg say they’ve got a rough plan, but only time will tell if the whole world will soon be connected in more ways than one.