Mark Zuckerberg's personal challenge for 2018 to fix Facebook, return to the heart of the company and solve problems such as fake news and online hate
Every year Mark Zuckerberg arises a personal challenge, for 2018 to fix Facebook, correct mistakes, make the world spend time on Facebook well spent. In recent years he had chosen to run for at least 1 mile a day, learn Chinese, make artificial intelligence for his home, read 25 books.
Mark Zuckerberg's personal challenges
In short, personal challenges that could be of inspiration also for others, to prove to himself and to everyone that if you decide to get something by engaging you can do it even in a short time, in a year.
Mark Zuckerberg: the personal challenge of 2018 his Facebook
Especially in recent years, the personal challenges set by Mark Zuckerberg have been very political, facing outwardly, such as when he decided to visit every single US state in one year. a first step to gather support around the country and then apply as president of the United States.
Fix Zuckerberg's personal goal for 2018 on Facebook
With the personal challenge of 2018, Mark Zuckerberg returns to focus on his company, on Facebook, as if to tell the world my life here, in this social network.
Challenge to fake news, online hatred for state interference
Evidently Mark Zuckerberg was shaken by the various problems and by the various controversies aroused by Facebook and by how the social works. A few months he had apologized for the mistakes made by Facebook, for things that still didn't work properly.
"The world feels anxious and divided, and Facebook has a lot of work to do – whether to protect our community from abuse and hatred, to defend itself against interference from national states, or to make sure that time spent on Facebook is time well spent" Zuckerberg wrote in a post on Facebook. "My personal challenge for 2018 focus on solving these important problems."
Mark Zuckerberg's personal challenge for 2018: full post
Every year I take a personal challenge to learn something new. I visited all the United States, I did 365 km, I built an artificial intelligence for my home, I read 25 books, and I learned Mandarin. I started making these challenges in 2009.
That the economy was in a deep recession in the first year and Facebook was not yet profitable. We needed to get serious to make sure that Facebook had a sustainable business model.
It was a tough year and I wore a tie every day as a reminder. Today a bit like the first year. The world feels anxious and divided, and Facebook has a lot of work to do – it has to ask itself whether it is protecting our community from abuse and hatred, defending it from interference by national states, or making sure that time spent on Facebook be well spent.
My personal challenge for 2018 to focus on the arrangement of these important issues. Not all errors or abuses will be resolved, but currently there are too many errors in enforcing our regulations and preventing the improper use of our instruments. If my staff is successful this year, by the end of 2018 we will be on a much better trajectory.
It may not seem like a personal challenge in the strict sense, but I think it will have a lot to learn on a personal level by focusing on these problems than I could by doing something completely separate.
These themes touch on issues of history, civics, political philosophy, media, government and, of course, technology. I look forward to bringing together expert groups to discuss and help them work on these arguments. For example, one of the most interesting questions right now is centralization and decentralization.
Many of us have joined technology because we believe it can be a decentralization force that puts more power in people's hands. (the first four words of Facebook's mission have always been "giving people power".) in the 1990s 2000, most people believed that technology would be a decentralization force.
But today, many people have lost faith in this promise. With the rise of a small number of large technology companies – and governments that use technology to monitor their citizens – many believe that technology is only a central power, rather than a decentralized one.
There are important indicators – such as cryptography and cryptocurrency – that take power from centralized systems and put it in the hands of the people. But they have the risk of being more difficult to control. I am interested in deepening and studying the positive and negative aspects of these technologies and the best way to use them in our services.
This will be a serious year of self-improvement and I look forward to learning by working together to solve our problems.