Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg have given some hints about the future direction of Facebook, with a recent call to investors indicating some interesting moves ahead. Zuckerberg indicated he will be taking Facebook in a Google-like direction.
No success has ever been achieved without trials and tribulations. No leader has every grown without making mistakes. And no team has ever created something amazing without a healthy confrontation. Here are some other insights you can draw from the creator of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg.
Zuckerberg in the political world? What does a 28-year-old billionaire owner of a social media company know about politics? Wall Street Journal announced that Zuckerberg and fellow tech industry leaders are organizing a political group (unnamed until is formal announcement sometime in the near future) that will challenge such topics as education and immigration.
Facebook launched its new design today with an introduction from Mark Zuckerberg that this was the "best personalized newspaper” for the world. Well, I worked in the newspaper business, sir, and this is no newspaper. It's better in some ways, and worse in others.
Facebook took another step toward becoming its own web universe when it launched a search engine for shared content. This move challenges the future relevance of search engines like Google, as well as review sites such as Yelp and Foursquare.
"Many SMEs are getting disillusioned with Facebook as a marketing tool. Paying for promoted posts just isn't 'social' and so few posts are being seen. Facebook for us has always been first and foremost a social tool for relationship marketing but it's hard to build/nurture relationships when you're competing with corporates paying to muscle in to simply broadcast."
Mark Zuckerberg has been brought down a few notches on the Billionaire social ladder. While his fortune is still an impressive $10.2 billion, Zuckerberg has fallen behind James Goodnight, the co-founder of SAS Institute at $21 billion... Confidence in Facebook’s earnings have been shaken by investors as the social media giant fails to improve on Wall Street but does Zuckerberg’s losses have a direct correlation?
As for when this new games network will be launched the best the writer could offer was the non-commital "coming soon." Rest assured the Mr. Zuckerberg et al will be watching as will rest of us as this high-stakes poker game plays itself out and the two giants continue to look for ways to "one-app" each other.