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Mark Zuckerberg

Palo Alto interview

Jun 2005

Zuckerberg is interviewed at the Facebook offices in Palo Alto.

The goal that we went into it with wasn’t to make an online community, but to make a mirror of the real community that existed in real life. So The Facebook for your school isn’t somewhere where people actually go to meet, but where you go to see who knows each other. Like an icebreaker. You can find out something about people, and see who you want to meet, and maybe you can message them and make a really informal way to start a dialogue.

On future growth:

There really doesn’t have to be much more. Like a lot of people are focussed on taking over the world, or doing the biggest thing, or getting the most users. Part of making a difference and doing something cool is focusing intensely.

"The Facebook" before it was famous