Why Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg won't make New Year resolutions

Yolanda Curtis
January 13, 2020

Local members of the Raging Grannies Action League (left in photo) joined with representatives from Media Alliance and Global Exchange in a protest in front of Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park yesterday to call attention to the social media company's practice of accepting political ads even if they have demonstrably false information in them.

But as the decade draws to a close, Zuckerberg has found himself exhausted of those trivial personal challenges and has chose to take on sort of a "new decade's resolution" instead.

Mark Zuckerberg envisioned what is to come in 10years.

Zuckerberg, in a Facebook post on Thursday, said that he is giving up on yearly goals that he set every year and is focusing on "longer-term" goals. For example, he suggested that by 2030 "more institutions will be run by millennials" focused on problems like climate change, education, and healthcare.


However, just a decade later Zuckerberg has larger things to contemplate than his office cabinet.

Still, if Zuckerberg wants 2030 to look better for the world, and for the world to look more kindly on Facebook, he may need to hire more skeptics and cynics that see a dystopic future instead - people who understand human impulses toward greed and vanity. "I think that will happen this decade".

Several US lawmakers and former Facebook employees have called for breaking-up the social networking giant with almost 2.5 billion users to control it better.

With close to 2.4 billion users around the world, Facebook also aims to rebuild smaller social media communities that give people a sense of intimacy again are also a focus for the next decade.


Oh yeah, and in 2016, he said he'd build a digital butler.

TechCrunch noted that Zuckerberg only alludes to virtual reality without mentioning Facebook's Oculus subsidiary in other parts of his 10-year plan. His message is clear: the dorm-room genius entrepreneur has grown up.

Is a new year's resolution to stop making new year's resolutions, earnestly laid out in a 1500 word blog post with subheads like "Generational Change", peak tech bros bumf or the beginning of the end for Silicon Valley's bourgeois eccentricity? My goal was to grow in new ways outside my day-to-day work...


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