This is seriously the best Mark Zuckerberg interview I’ve ever seen. Fresh off of the announcement of Facebook Messages (yes, that’s what the product is called) Facebook CEO Zuckerberg took the stage at Web 2.0 Summit to talk about the state of Facebook.
Zuckerberg went into the recent scuffles with Google, how soon every major product will be rethought to be social, why Facebook’s been on a recent acquisition tear and more. But the most insightful part of the interview was when Zuckerberg called out John Battelle and Tim O’Reilly on the inaccuracy of their Web 2.0 “Points of Control” map.
“Your map is wrong. The biggest part of the map has to be uncharted territory — this map makes it seem like it’s zero-sum, but it’s not. We’re building value, not just taking it away from someone else.”
Sometimes amidst all the competition, it’s difficult to remember why we got into the game in the first place.