Facebook’s global conquest

In the time of Ferdinand Magellan and Christopher Columbus, expanding borders meant sailing the world to conquer new worlds. Planting a nation’s flag was symbolic of claiming new plots of land.

In the digital age, where only physical and economic boundaries draw the dividing lines of this singular, global village, expansion is about connecting. The next frontier, chased after by the powers that be, are regions of the world not connected to the Internet.

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