Facebook CEO Comprehensive Interview in One Picture
Late Tuesday, Mark Zuckerberg made his first media appearance since Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) went public in May. The founder and chief executive officer of the world’s largest social media company took center stage at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference in San Francisco, a conference held for developers, entrepreneurs and venture capitalists.
He sat down with Michael Arrington, the conference’s founder, and answered several questions about Facebook and its future. Using a transcript made available by Forbes and a word cloud generator by Wordle, there is little doubt what Zuckerberg has on his mind these days.
The word cloud listed below details Zuckerberg’s answers from the interview. The biggest theme of the night was clearly “mobile,” followed by “people.”
Zuckerberg said, “What we are seeing already, even with the early mobile ads that we have, is that they are performing even better than the right hand column ads on desktop…there’s a huge opportunity.” He added that “when you look back 10, 20 years from now, the legacy of this company should be that we’ve connected everyone in the world and that everyone can share all the stuff that they want.” Furthermore, Facebook is working on “a lot of cool stuff” in regards to Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) iOS features and Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) Android apps.
Facebook shares have been cut in half since going public nearly four months ago, but investors cheered Zuckerberg’s appearance and focus on mobile. Shares jumped more than 6 percent in morning trading on strong volume. Zynga (NASDAQ:ZNGA) shares also popped as Zuckerberg said the social gaming firm was “a fundamentally strong company.”
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