Humans desire to connect
"Throughout history, human beings have had a desire to connect with each other. And I believe that what’s going on with social media is that we now have just found the very best way, so far, in history to make that connection. So to put it another way, I don’t believe that facebook is heading to a billion users, because it’s great technology. I don’t think it’s because some nerd who dropped out of Harvard came up with a great piece of software that we now suddenly have all of this interest. I actually think it’s been driven by a very human desire to connect with people and some nerd has found a technology solution to make that happen."