When it comes to social media, Facebook is the undeniable 800 lbs. gorilla. But it turns out the company’s founder and CEO has bigger fish to fry. From a Facebook press release:
Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Facebook, today announced the launch of internet.org, a global partnership with the goal of making internet access available to the next 5 billion people.
“Everything Facebook has done has been about giving all people around the world the power to connect,” Zuckerberg said. “There are huge barriers in developing countries to connecting and joining the knowledge economy. Internet.org brings together a global partnership that will work to overcome these challenges, including making internet access available to those who cannot currently afford it.”
With a little over one-third of the world’s population currently connected, Zuckerberg’s initiative faces a steep climb. But it certainly is a worthy goal.