Zuckerberg: I wear same shirt daily for a reason

markzuckerbergFacebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg might be known just as much for his simple wardrobe as he is as head of one of the world’s most popular social networks.

So why does Zuckerberg opt for hoodies and t-shirts? The Facebook CEO addressed it during a Q&A hosted by the company Thursday.

Zuckerberg says he seeks to “spend less energy on things that are frivolous,” like choosing what he’ll wear each day. “I really want to clear my life so I have to make as few decisions as possible other than how to best serve this community,” he says.

Although the Q&A was light on big news, it did offer some insight into Zuckerberg and Facebook, which caps a busy year with the acquisitions of VR company Oculus and messaging app WhatsApp. Among the other highlights:

On pushing for a diverse workforce at Facebook. Zuckerberg says the priority for making Facebook a diverse space is everyone’s responsibility. “It is literally every person in the company’s job to make their teams diverse.”

On why they pushed a standalone Messenger app. Zuckerberg says the reason Facebook moved Messenger away from the main app to a standalone experience is to boost engagement. “We saw that all of the messaging apps that people were using and they relied on the most were these dedicated and focused experiences.”

His review of the 2010 film The Social Network. Hint: he’s not a fan. “They just kind of made up a bunch of stuff that I found kind of hurtful.”

On whether Facebook is losing its charm. Zuckerberg says keeping Facebook “useful” to its audience is more important than its cool factor. “I am not a cool person,” he jokes. “I’ve never tried to be cool.”


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