Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg met the Japanese prime minister to talk about Facebook's latest initiative on communication in disasters.
Survivors used Facebook and other social media extensively during the earthquake and tsunami in Japan last year. That prompted Facebook to launch a disaster message board, so people could check on the safety of their loved ones.
Zuckerberg says Facebook has doubled in users in the past six months, reach more than 10 million users. He told Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda that Facebook could be essential in helping people in disasters, by giving them ways to contact loved ones and provide critical information.
Noda noted that it was funny meeting the young entrepreneur after seeing the movie "The Social Network," which was based on Facebook's infancy and the legal issues Zuckerberg faced along the way.
Zuckerberg assured the prime minister that he was not the same person as the on-screen version of himself.
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