I believe we have to nip Ebola in the bud before it spreads through Africa and to other countries.
It's, like, even in journeys like Facebook, we've had some very serious ups and downs.
I actually don't read most of the coverage about Facebook. I try to learn from getting input from people who use our services directly more than from pundits.
Our mission is to connect every person in the world. You don't do that by having a service people pay for.
A lot of people are focused on taking over the world or doing the biggest thing and getting the most users. I think part of making a difference and doing something cool is focusing intensely.
When we were a smaller company, Facebook login was widely adopted, and the growth rate for it has been quite quick. But in order to get to the next level and become more ubiquitous, it needs to be trusted even more.
It's a juicy thing to say we're building a phone, which is why people want to write about it. But it's so clearly the wrong strategy for us.
I think Facebook is an online directory for colleges... If I want to get information about you, I just go to TheFacebook, type in your name, and it hopefully pulls up all the information I'd care to know about you.
A lot of times, I run a thought experiment: 'If I were not at Facebook, what would I be doing to make the world more open?'
When we are thinking about stuff like embeds, we are not thinking about how we are competing with YouTube. We are thinking about how are we going to make it more useful for people to share stuff on Facebook.
People like to talk about war.
It wasn't until we got our first office in Palo Alto where things became more like a company. We never went into this wanting to build a company.
We have a rule that if you check in code, you have to maintain it. So I mostly code on the side. I don't check in code anymore.
Move fast and break things. Unless you are breaking stuff, you are not moving fast enough.
Move fast with stable infrastructure.
I'm trying to make the world a more open place.
The question isn't, 'What do we want to know about people?', It's, 'What do people want to tell about themselves?'
The thing that we are trying to do at facebook, is just help people connect and communicate more efficiently.
I wear the same outfit or, at least, a different copy of it almost every day.
You get a reputation for stability if you are stable for years.