Short Bytes: In a recent Facebook post, Zuckerberg — the founder of Facebook — has asked people to celebrate February 4 as “Friends Day”. Actually, it’s Facebook’s 12th birthday and Mark is seeing it as a way to bring more and more people on his social network.
acebook has emerged as one of the most widely used social networking sites across the world. Facebook will celebrate 12th birthday on February 4. Expressing his emotions, Mark posted a post on his official facebook account.
Some say that the post has come at an interesting time when Facebook is trying hard to make a case for its Free Basics (internet.org) services in India and other developing countries. However, this initiative is facing a huge challenge from the advocates of net neutrality. Maybe, that's why Mark is trying to befriend people with his emotional post.
Here is the post from Mark-
February 4 is Facebook’s 12th birthday! Our anniversary has a lot of meaning to me as an opportunity to reflect on how far we’ve come together as a community. When I wrote the first code for Facebook in January 2004, I hoped it would help students at my college connect and bring our community together. Today more than 1.5 billion people around the world use Facebook to stay connected with friends and loved ones. The acts of friendship, love and kindness we all share on Facebook are changing the world every day in ways we can’t fully measure. Sometimes they just make people in our lives feel a bit more loved. Sometimes friendship becomes a force that sets us on a different path in life. Sometimes friendship moves the world. On February 4, I hope you’ll join me in celebrating #friendsday — a moment to celebrate the friendships that have made a difference in your life. If you have a story about friendship, I’d love to hear it. Please share in the comments below and I’ll read as many of them as I can!
Replying to which Edward Zuckerberg, father of Mark Zuckerberg says --
as a Dentist and your Dad, I have had the opportunity to hear some incredible tales of how people have met for the first time and been reunited with significant folks in their lives. Just like the many wonderful stories related here, they speak fondly and with great appreciation for you and your efforts to help make the world a better place. Having been with you during the birth of this baby 12 years ago and through its development, I can only imagine the pride and satisfaction you must feel to read from real people about the tremendous impact you have had on their lives. As a parent, it gives me tremendous pride knowing you have changed the world for the better and I can’t wait to see what your baby will continually evolve to over time!