You may be interested to read Part I before reading this write-up.
The implication of Zuckerberg’s address on rebooting globalization primarily stays on the scope of globalization that Facebook can facilitate, despite the high-sounding political ambition that many journalists felt earlier. The founder is very clear how globalization agenda can be enhanced by using social platform like Facebook.
For example, as Zuckerberg said, ”the most important thing we at Facebook can do is develop the social infrastructure to give people the power to build a global community that works for all of us.” He specifically mentioned five areas where this infrastructure would be geared into. First one includes creating supportive communities where people would strengthen traditional institutions. The second one includes building safe community through networking in the backdrop of natural disasters, diseases, climate change and other related challenges. The third one includes creating informed community by sharing diverse views and accurate information, that would prevent polarization of people and bring them together to common understanding. The next one talks about civic engagement that would raise the global voice in expressing what people think to be right. The fifth one advocates in favor of an inclusive community as Facebook is gradually evolving from connecting friends and families to connecting global communities where sensitivities and cultures are different in this vast platform. Therefore, inclusive community would call for recognizing the differences and adopting a standard of what would be shared and what would not be, in order to come to a point where all communities would feel that it is their global platform.
It appears that Facebook has rightfully identified its own “scope” of globalization agenda which could be achievable in the long run, given the access and resources it already has. Now the time will say how specific programs would be formulated and successfully executed in order to achieve this plausible rebooting objectives.