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The big flaw with Facebook's new missionCEO Mark Zuckerberg wants to bring the world together using groups -- even as the News Feed's design may keep us divided.
Facebook wants you to use Facebook differently. The social network is automation to get users to join meaningful groups and hung out often inside those groups like a community. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced his new company focus, during a gathering in Chicago called the Facebook Community Summit. The company mentions statement change. Now instead of getting more people connected It's to bring the world closer together. This comes right as many are criticizing the social network as being a tool that has divided people. Used to spread false news and extremist views, the Facebook News Feed is not designed to open you up to the world, rather the news feed is filtered to show you views and interests. Similar to your own, creating a perception bubble. But Zuckerberg didn't talk about changing the news feed filters. Instead, he wants to make users come together through joining communities. In a group, maybe you'll find common ground with others and when you feel like you belong, you can learn to care about other people's issues. In a post, Zuckerberg said, that only when enough of us feel a sense of purpose and support in our own lives, can we start caring about broader issues. Issues, he said, like climate change, curing diseases, ending poverty and stopping violence. Facebook added new tools for group administrators to make it easier to manage and interact with members. Of course, there's a business benefit to this. If you spend more time on Facebook with the group you like, then Facebook can make more money from advertisers with happy users. I'm [UNKNOWN] for more information, go to CNET.com.