Mark Zuckerberg, the founder and CEO of Facebook will be hosting his first-ever international Q&A session from Bogota, Columbia this month. The event will take place on January 14th and will mark not only his first Q&A session internationally, but also be the first Q&A session that he has held in the New Year. Users within the United States will have plenty of questions answered, certainly, in the event – but this Q&A session will give the Facebook CEO an opportunity to answer some questions about Facebook as an international product.
Zuckerberg took to Facebook in a post to share an official statement regarding the event. “These Q&A’s are an opportunity for you to ask me questions, and for me to hear from you how we can make Facebook better. This Q&A, I’m looking forward to hearing from more people who use Facebook in Latin America. To ask a question, go to the Q&A with Mark page and just comment on the post. To vote for a question, just like that comment. I’ll answer questions for about an hour and try to get through as many as possible. We will post the video of the Q&A on the page, and I’ll post some video highlights here as well.”
Zuckerberg is really beginning to warm up to these Q&A sessions. He’s already held a couple – one in November, and another in December – and the CEO has had significant success in getting questions posed and answered by means of his Facebook page, as well as those posed by ‘live’ audience members. The events are a good morale boost, too, for a company that has struggled with an image problem regarding openness and ability to answer questions for users.
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A few of the most popular questions so far include one regarding Mark Zuckerberg’s four-letter Facebook username – which is against the typical rules of Facebook usernames. As well as specifically asking about competition with YouTube. Another question asks about Facebook’s plan to utilize artificial intelligence in the near-future, as well as the long-term impacts of artificial intelligence.
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All of these questions are legitimate ones, and the additional questions that will be posed, regarding their international platform – will be interesting to see them be answered publicly by Zuckerberg.