Facebook, a social media with over one billion active membership all over the world is celebrating its 13th birthday of existence.
“We take this moment to reflect on friendship and bringing people together. The world needs more of that right now. Lately I’ve been reflecting on how we can do even more to bring people together.
We’ve mostly focused on connecting you with friends and family so far. Friendship is one of the greatest sources ofmeaning and happiness in our lives. But there is more we must build to help people come together.”
We need communities. Our communities, whether they’re churches, sports teams or other local groups, are an important part of our social fabric.
They provide us with a sense of purpose and hope, knowing we are part of something bigger than ourselves. They take care of us and look out for our social, emotional and spiritual needs. They reinforce our values.
We need safety.
We come together to support each other when times are tough. There is more we can all do to help keep our community safe to prevent disasters, help during them or rebuild afterwards. Whether that’s Safety Check in emergencies or Amber Alerts to find missing children, we can help our community come together to keep each other safe.