Facebook, the ‘college directory product’

Mark Zuckerberg, via Re/code:

“There doesn’t necessarily have to be more,” Zuckerberg said. “Like, a lot of people are focused on, like, taking over the world, or doing the biggest thing, getting the most users. I think, like, part of making a difference and doing something cool is focusing intensely. There’s a level of service that we can provide at Harvard that we can’t provide for all of the colleges. And there’s a level of service we can provide when we’re a college network that we wouldn’t be able to provide if we went to other types of things.”

Fascinating ancient interview with Zuckerberg. Facebook went from a “great college directory product,” as Zuck puts it, to the world’s most ubiquitous social network trafficked by one billion daily active users. The product’s success, at least in part, is due to “focusing intensely.” Good to keep in mind.

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Author: Stephen Hall

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