Mentor/mentee relationships move into the realm of social networks as Facebook is supposedly testing a way to use its social network in order to match users who are looking for either a mentor or a protégé on the site. It appears that the site would match a mentee’s interests up with those of the mentor’s, and by way of introduction, would give the users a list of points they have in common, such as friends, education, geographic location and of course, profession.
These developments come seemingly in order to back up CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s announcement in May to visit every U.S. state that he had not previously visited several times in order to get some perspective. Particularly the perspective of those who are different groups that highlight persistent social issues in the U.S. Zuckerberg believes that there are ways that Facebook can improve people’s lives in ways that it is not currently doing. It should be noted that despite the similarities between these planned trips and presidential campaigns, as of right now at least, Zuckerberg currently has no intention to run for office.