That’s not creepy in the least.

Mark Zuckerberg: Facebook can play a role that churches and Little League once filled

Zuckerberg laid out his lofty ambition in a Chicago speech last week that suggested Americans are in need of something to unify their lives.

“It’s so striking that for decades, membership in all kinds of groups has declined as much as one-quarter,” he said during a rally for Facebook users who’ve built large community-support groups on the site. “That’s a lot of of people who now need to find a sense of purpose and support somewhere else.”

He added, “People who go to church are more likely to volunteer and give to charity — not just because they’re religious, but because they’re part of a community.”

Zuckerberg thinks Facebook can help, using its networking power to organize people.

And they can all be told what to think! And what to do! And who to “unfriend” from their benevolent communities!

mark-zuckerberg-not-angling-for-world-dominationIt’ll be so great.

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3 Responses to That’s not creepy in the least.

  1. Ben says:

    People who go to church are more likely to give … to their church.

    That’s fine if it is one’s choice, but I’ve long wondered what overall good feeding our churches does for society. Just walk through any historically poor USA community, and one thing you are almost sure to find is a large number of churches. Who is supporting that expensive network of churches? The historically poor residents of that historically poor community are! And, like bleeding from a thousand tiny cuts, it’s the churches that help keep them poor.

    Good luck with today’s construction!

  2. Heathen says:

    Zuckerberg can take a flyin’ leap. I’ll never be a part of his Borg Collective.

    Don’t see the need for a Facebook account and never have had one.

  3. Unclezip says:

    As I commented elsewhere, what he will wind up with is 2 billion micro-churches, all squabbling for the leavings and attention.

To the stake with the heretic!