CEO of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg has answered some important questions in a Q&A including, why he wears the same T-shirt every day.
Zuckerberg took an hour out of his busy day to answer pre-submitted questions in his first Q&A.
Over 1.3 billion people use Facebook all over the world so no doubt, there were many questions that users wanted to address including the unpopular Messenger app.
Speaking of the Messenger app, Zuckerberg admitted that he didn’t get the transition right but was still excited to show users how the app could be.
“On mobile, each app really can focus on doing one thing well, we think. You are probably messaging people 15- 20 times a day, and having to go into an app and wait for it to load and then go through a bunch of steps to get your messages or send a message is a lot of friction. Maybe we didn’t handle that as smoothly as we could, in terms of the transition,” Zuckerberg stated.
The decision to split the Messenger app into it’s own separate entity is also part of a bigger global vision that Zuckerberg has for the company which is to create a faster and easier to use service.
“The services that we aspire to be line the world are kind of these basic things that you reply on. My goal was never really to make Facebook cool. I am not a cool person, and I’ve never tried to be cool. Our model for Facebook has never been to try to make it particularly exciting to use- we just want to make it useful,” he continued.
Despite Zuckerberg shying away from “cool” he did also talk about the Social Network movie that was released back in 2010 which had actor Jesse Eisenberg playing him.
“I haven’t spent a lot of time thinking about that movie in a while. I kind of blocked that one out, ” stated Zuckerberg.
According to him, a lot of the events in that movie were not true- “I think the reality is that writing code and then building a product and building a company is not a glamorous enough thing to make a movie about, so you can imagine that a lot of this stuff they had to embellish or make up. They went out of their way in the movie to try to get some interesting details correct like the design of the office, but on the overarching plot…they just kind of made up a bunch of stuff that I found kind of hurtful,” he continued.
One aspect of the film that producers did get right however was the fact that Zuckerberg, who is one of the world’s youngest billionaires, owns multiple versions of the same grey T-shirt which he wears every day.
His reasoning behind choosing the same style T-shirt?
“I really want to clear my life so that I have to make as few decisions as possible about anything except how to best serve this community. I am in this really lucky position where I get to wake up every day and help serve more than 1 billion people and I feel that I am not doing my job if I spend any of my energy on things that are silly or frivolous about my life, so that way I can dedicated all my energy towards just building the best products and services,” he stated.
Sounds like a good answer from a publicist, however Silicon Valley knows that the whole grey T-shirt thing is just who Zuckerberg is.