You’ve got to hand it to Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, he’s not one to stay still. He had announced that for his New Year’s resolution he plans to travel through all fifty States and meet many kinds of people in them. So, when he’s not making announcements on behalf of Facebook, Zuckerberg has been busy going from place to place just interacting. Photos online show him running the gamut from a Ford

Photos online show him running the gamut from a Ford factory to a farm (driving a tractor), feeding a cow at a dairy, and even sitting down for dinner with a family of proud Democratic Trump voters in Ohio.

Speculation has run rampant that the founder of The Social Network has some new political aspirations. Out of the horse’s mouth comes the answer: Mark says no.

To be a politician, or not

Apparently, the rumors regarding Mark Zuckerberg’s (non-existent) bid for the presidency of the US have escalated to the point that he had to explain himself. A meaty Facebook post on Sunday, May 21 served this purpose. "Some of you have asked if this challenge means I'm running for public office,” wrote the Facebook co-founder, chairman, and CEO. “I'm not." He went on to relate some of the insights he has gained from his long-term activity, such as his underestimation of how many interpersonal relationships can shape people.

"Some of you have asked if this challenge means I'm running for public office,” wrote the Facebook co-founder, chairman, and CEO. “I'm not." He went on to relate some of the insights he has gained from his long-term activity, such as his underestimation of how many interpersonal relationships can shape people.

Then again, before Zuckerberg laid down the truth about his intentions and the complete lack of any political aspirations in them, a number of political experts and people who have worked with the executive have all but written him off as an election prospect.

They have described Mark as having zero interest in the nitty-gritty of politics, and that for all his good points he does not have the natural temperament of a politician. However, there are still several prominent voices who insist that while Zuckerberg has no appetite for running for office right now, that he may yet change his mind about in in the future, no matter how long it takes.

Connecting relationships

Mark Zuckerberg claims in his post that his journey of meeting across the States is one in which he hopes to get a broader perspective of a portion of the almost 2 billion people who are on Facebook. In this way, he hopes to ensure that this pillar of social media is serving its best to the community. He intimates that his experiences were akin to what his company has been studying in order to expand personal networks on Facebook, such as the AI that suggests to users “People You May Know”.

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