Among the highlights of over 5o minute Q&A session at the Facebook headquarters at the Menlo Park, California, Zuckerberg confessed that he visited a temple in India following the advice of Steve Jobs. Zuckerberg said,
And the result, Facebook is one of the biggest brands today and has declined billion-dollar offers to reach the top.
India being one of the favorite places for the spiritual wanderers, Mark was urged by Apple co-founder Steve Jobs to visit Kainchi Dham Ashram in Nainital, in the Indian state of Uttrakhand. The temple is an ashram of Baba Neem Karoli who was looked upon as an incarnation of Lord Hanuman.
Zuckerberg reminisces that it was in India he saw people being connected to each other and learned the importance of what he was doing at the moment- developing Facebook to connect the world.
As it is well known that the current target of Facebook is to connect everyone and its ambitious but highly criticized Internet.org (some say it intends to monopolize the Internet) is a step towards achieving that goal.
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Now, it seems a bit skeptical that Zuckerberg chose to tell this particular story while he was with the Indian PM as the incident meant so much to him. So either Facebook’s Internet.org will really do people some good, or this could this be another shrewd strategy from America’s one of the richest men.