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Facebook intentionally slows WAY down every Tuesday for employees

Facebook intentionally slows WAY down every Tuesday for employees
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Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg and his team have a goal: Take over the world, more or less. With 1.5 billion active users, the social media site is well on its way to being used by all the 7-plus billion people on Earth.

To that end, Facebook is going all-out to make the Internet accessible to people living in remote parts of the world. And it's working to give access to people who can't afford the Internet, so that everyone who wants to use it can.

That includes people living in parts of the world where Internet connections are painfully slow. Think 1995, dial-up access slow, or worse.

Facebook's focus is on slow mobile devices. In 2014, worldwide, mobile overtook desktop computers as the most-used device to access the Internet, according to comScore. Desktop access has been leveling off at about 1.8 billion users, while mobile is now on its way to 2 billion users.

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