Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, published a six thousand word essay on Thursday.
Zuckerberg also wrote open letters around the time of the birth of his daughter and the election of U.S. President Donald Trump. The founder and Chief Executive Officer of the largest social media network on earth released a new IPO letter concerning the mission of the app.
“Facebook was not originally created to be a company. It was built to accomplish a social mission — to make the world more open and connected,” began the letter from Zuckerberg. “We think it’s important that everyone who invests in Facebook understands what this mission means to us, how we make decisions and why we do the things we do. I will try to outline our approach in this letter.”
Zuckerberg went on to write about how Facebook can utilize the growing world of technology to again bring the world closer together.
“At Facebook, we’re inspired by technologies that have revolutionized how people spread and consume information. We often talk about inventions like the printing press and the television — by simply making communication more efficient, they led to a complete transformation of many important parts of society. They gave more people a voice. They encouraged progress. They changed the way society was organized. They brought us closer together,” wrote Zuckerberg. “Today, our society has reached another tipping point. We live at a moment when the majority of people in the world have access to the internet or mobile phones — the raw tools necessary to start sharing what they’re thinking, feeling and doing with whomever they want.”