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Burnol moment for seculars, Mark Zuckerberg proudly praises Narendra Modi!

In a 6,500-word post, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg shared his thoughts and ideas about globalisation and just how the whole world, collectively is forming a global community. Mark Zuckerberg talked about how we utilise this ‘global community’ to make a better world for ourselves. He emphasized on the fact that how people can be proactive and involve themselves in making their localities a better place.

He has cited Prime minister Narendra Modi example while validating his points.

“Beyond voting, the greatest opportunity is helping people stay engaged with the issues that matter to them every day, not just every few years at the ballot box. We can help establish direct dialogue and accountability between people and our elected leaders. In India, Prime Minister Modi has asked his ministers to share their meetings and information on Facebook so they can hear direct feedback from citizens.” he included in his Facebook post.

Besides India, he boasted about the systems in Kenya too,” Kenya, whole villages are in WhatsApp groups together, including their representatives.”

It’s as much a vision for the world as it is a especially for Facebook. Written to the members of Facebook community,  Zuckerberg asks, “are we building the world we all want?”

“Online communities are a bright spot, and we can strengthen existing physical communities by helping people come together online as well as offline. In the same way connecting with friends online strengthens real relationships, developing this infrastructure will strengthen these communities, as well as enable completely new ones to form.”

Mark Zuckerberg has highlighted the importance of social media and wrote, “In recent campaigns around the world — from India and Indonesia across Europe to the United States — we’ve seen the candidate with the largest and most engaged following on Facebook usually wins. Just as TV became the primary medium for civic communication in the 1960s, social media is becoming this in the 21st century.”

Narendra Modi’s trip to the USA is proving to be a major hit in the Silicon Valley. Not only has he been talking to some of the world’s biggest tech CEOs his initiative with FB is already becoming quite a hit.

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The Facebook CEO also explained facebook is not only focused to connect friends and families but also connects global community and said, “Today we are close to taking our next step. Our greatest opportunities are now global — like spreading prosperity and freedom, promoting peace and understanding, lifting people out of poverty, and accelerating science. Our greatest challenges also need global responses — like ending terrorism, fighting climate change, and preventing pandemics. Progress now requires humanity coming together not just as cities or nations, but also as a global community”.

He recalling his own saying about Technology and wrote, “We always overestimate what we can do in two years, and we underestimate what we can do in ten years.”

Mark Zuckerberg wrote positive impact of Social Media and said, ”We may not have the power to create the world we want immediately, but we can all start working on the long term today. In times like these, the most important thing we at Facebook can do is develop the social infrastructure to give people the power to build a global community that works for all of us”.

I know a lot of us are thinking about how we can make the most positive impact in the world right now. I wrote this…

تم النشر بواسطة ‏‎Mark Zuckerberg‎‏ في 16 فبراير، 2017


Anusha Shetty

 

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