Facebook is great at helping you (re)connect with the people you already know. But now, Mark Zuckerberg also wants to help you connect with the people you should know.
As he travels across all states, Mark Zuckerberg reflects on what Facebook should really be about. And to him, networking should not only be about reconnecting with your friends, your family, your colleagues and the brands you love, it should also be about connecting with the people who can help you improve your life and your career.
Zuckerberg explained how relationships shape us more than we think, they shape “how we consider opportunities, how we process information, and how we form habits.” To him, equality between individuals will come from the capacity to build strong networks that will help us grasp the right opportunities.
He also went on to explain how he believes people would make better decisions. Information is not always the most important aspect of decision making. It is the people we surround ourselves with that impact our decisions. And I have to agree. Who has not made a decision based on what our parents, spouse or mentors thought? Really?
Facebook’s AI is already able to guide us by showing us “people we may know” but the next step will really be about showing us “people we should know,” based on our interests, jobs, aspirations, etc… These people are very likely to be outside of our circle of friends, and Facebook has the networking power to connect you with over 2 billion others in this world. It does not get any better than that.
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