Making the Internet Affordable


The way the world works is changing. We used to live in an economy that was primarily resource based. Which meant that if I owned something, you couldn’t also own the same thing. But the future of the world economy is a knowledge economy. Me knowing something doesn’t prevent you from also knowing it because we can share knowledge and information. Imagine a world where everyone had access to education and healthcare information. A world where farmers could look up information to improve their crop yields and students could consult Wikipedia to help out with their homework. The internet is really the backbone of the knowledge economy. If everyone had access to those basic tools, we’d all be able to benefit from all of the innovation and creativity and ideas that everyone had. Our plan is to make basic internet services affordable so that everyone with a phone can join the knowledge economy. In order for this to be economically feasible, we need to make the internet a hundred times more affordable. And we can do this through a combination of two things. Reducing the cost to serve that data by 10x, and reducing the amount of data by 10x as well. First, to reduce cost, there are going to be a lot of things that we do. From building out infrastructure that makes signals travel farther, so that way we don’t have to build out as many cellphone towers, to cleaning up the airwaves and using spectrum more efficiently, to building out low-cost, open source hardware and phones. And second, we also need to reduce the amount of data to supply these basic services, and we think we can do that in a few ways. First, we can just make our apps cache data instead of having to request data every time that they want to look something up. And second, they can compress the data so they only have to transfer forty percent of the data that they would otherwise have to if it weren’t compressed. When I was getting started with Facebook, I could build it because I had access to the internet and a few basic tools that gave me what I needed to build this for the world. And if we can get to a point where everyone around the world has access to those same tools then everyone is going to be able to benefit from the innovation and ideas and hard work of billions of people around the world.

100 Comments

  1. David Davida said:

    i dont have a phone .. or even a stable laptop .. and i still know we can do this..

    October 2, 2013
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  2. Emil Milojevic said:

    Just borrow me a million, will you?

    October 3, 2013
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  3. Dave Watts said:

    we can start by making scientific journal access free for the developing world!

    October 3, 2013
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  4. Nikola Jokovic said:

    hmmm…and what do YOU get?

    October 3, 2013
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  5. WraCkeR said:

    till tomorrow right? ;D…

    October 3, 2013
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  6. vladi zar said:

    more facebook accounts, more advertisement for more people, more money bitch.

    October 3, 2013
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  7. bolebolid said:

    bullshit, he probably invested in new expensive smartphones and so they have to expand the market and give the old ones cheap to be able to sell the new ones dear. facebook is the new coke!

    October 3, 2013
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  8. REDplaNetTeleVISION said:

    Do what you want but don't for one second think I'm stupid enough not to understand the bigger picture: global economy; global "religion" and; one world government… I just hope even you don't take the "mark of the beast" on the right hand or the forehead.

    October 3, 2013
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  9. Kevin Fitzpatrick said:

    t can be done! Especially with these huge companies driving it. Many places like the red cross or others or countries are helping provide food. Chicago is pushing for free net. FreedomPop already offers it though w/ a bandwidth is limit. If a cell/net company could even give the slowest DSL speed for many to share it's better than nothing. With the net, an education the needy can better get or create jobs & provide for themselves … can it really hurt to try

    October 4, 2013
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  10. Mary Villagran said:

    I agree, treat people with dignity and love.

    October 5, 2013
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  11. Mary Villagran said:

    I really agree, I would volunteer to help

    October 5, 2013
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  12. JusticE said:

    soundtrack please

    October 6, 2013
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  13. Elias Jackson said:

    You're missing the point. With the internet, more people can be informed about 1) ways to make money and 2) ways to improve society so that people aren't in such poverty in the first place.

    October 8, 2013
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  14. John Gere said:

    Конечно, плодятся как тараканы, вот и не могут даже иметь доступ к знаниям. Да и замечено, чем грамотней человек, тем меньше он плодится (или размножается).

    October 13, 2013
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  15. mohammed Alhebshi said:

    keep up my bro ^_^
    regards

    October 22, 2013
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  16. Young Mulla said:

    lol that's me at 0:24

    October 26, 2013
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  17. dafsamuel said:

    Toni, it has to start somewhere, if people who did have food, could communicate with the people that "had not", imagine how they could help them….and so on!!!

    October 30, 2013
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  18. saganist said:

    First time I actually like something that Mark Zuckerberg does.

    December 1, 2013
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  19. Meenesh Kr Sharma said:

    a longer way with harder work to achieve such future… (y)

    December 16, 2013
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  20. HergotH01 said:

    Too bad guys, big words, yet all the facebook wants – is just more people to devour their data, so they can use them commercialy. Opening a new market. Its all there is.

    If you want help to spread internet and let all humans achieve to have cheap, instant access to any information and to promote exchange of ideas, then fight against regulating, commercializing, controlling and spying of the internet.

    Opression, Advertising, and censorship is allways for free. True informational and spiritual freedom is something that is not free – and that is the right thing to invest in.

    December 19, 2013
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  21. Rapbando said:

    Mark rulezzz!!! 

    February 19, 2014
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  22. Ana Paula do Ó said:

    I feel a need to contribute significantly to etse project, believe in your ideas, congratulate the purchase of whastapp, was the first step to the success of this work. Congratulations to all!

    February 20, 2014
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  23. Anand Kondru said:

    Remarkable speech by Mark Zuckerberg.

    February 24, 2014
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  24. Wee Ching Chok said:

    Fuck you Mark, Don't act like you understand Internet!
    You blocked my country (Malaysia) politic pages on Facebook. 
    And you call this connect the world?

    What you're doing is exactly same as China. BLOCK EVERYTHING SOON…

    February 24, 2014
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  25. Adriana G B said:

    Parlez-vous or Parles-tu …. népalais?

    February 25, 2014
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  26. Relámpago Verde said:

    No me gusta que te quieras hacer un monopolio de una idea universal. Te estas intentando quedar con Internet, y TÚ no eres es el Rey de aqui. Ni tú ni Google. Los reyes somos cada persona que comparte Internet. Ojála un persona tan inteligente como Mark me pueda leer este comentario, y lo mejor, que lo haga sin usar un Traductor. 😉

    February 25, 2014
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  27. Varun Dave said:

    Brilliant. So much potential out there. Would like to see the exact plans for making it happen and their results.

    February 26, 2014
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  28. christian woehrle said:

    Upraised finger to the sky.. F you Mark ( douchbag ) zuckerburger and fries.. I see your drones and raise a finger rt back at ya.. NO drone rollout everywhere.. 🙁  You show your true bed with NSA with this revelation.. Buying drone company to implement your PLAN….

    March 4, 2014
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  29. Ronaldo Costa said:

    Imagine a world where every person is connected to the internet, sharing information, that mean 7 Billion consumers! 😉 Nice idea, will help a lot to bring the World to a new era of information. Sad part? They don't give a sh*t about ppl, they care @ increasing consumers sheet!

    March 5, 2014
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  30. Gustav Atkinson said:

    It must suck that his inflated 1B userbase is not going to grow anymore. All those fake accounts used to inflate users and costs of ads just dont cut it anymore.

    March 13, 2014
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  31. Honesto III Avellanosa said:

    So virtuous and noble. We love you Mr. Zuckerberg. We can change the world. 

    March 14, 2014
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  32. winter32842 said:

    Thank you Mark Zuckerberg for trying to bring internet to the very poor.

    March 28, 2014
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  33. Alup Igus said:

    nice idea

    March 28, 2014
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  34. I need 1000 subs or I'll steal your cookies said:

    Its funny that the URL of this video itself has Ad in it 😀

    March 28, 2014
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  35. RUCVZ said:

    I dislike how they mention that people use wikipedia to consult for their homework. Although wikipedia is great in many respects, it is also zionist in that the information is controlled, and a lot of it is formed so that only specific knowledge is mentioned about certain 'topic' whether it is true or not… but wikipedia makes it out to look true, as people accept it for truth. For example, if you look up vitamin b17, right away wikipedia slams this vitamin as bad, and toxic… when in reality if you look it up on google you will see how beneficial it actually is in CURING CANCER…. yet wikipedia says it's horrible, theirs no backing to this claim, etc. HMMM I wonder why they would try to slam something that CURES CANCER? Go figure.

    March 28, 2014
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  36. SophiaLB said:

    We need to get more competition in america for us to lower internet prices at least here in our country.

    April 3, 2014
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  37. MrHakim said:

    Yahooo i not need to pay my internet bill anymore..

    April 10, 2014
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  38. cebula said:

    NSA approves this message

    April 23, 2014
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  39. Hostragon said:

    Beautiful dream, Mark!  A connected world is a prosperous world. Let's pull down the ugly and hideous forms of ignorance and erect the Altar of Knowledge in their place. We stand together with you.

    May 8, 2014
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  40. Julia Nonyane said:

    enjoy

    July 25, 2014
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  41. Rian Costa said:

    Its funny how Facebook say "They" 

    July 31, 2014
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  42. saïide hamdine said:

    أعجبتني الفكرة أنها جيدة ومن خلال هذه الشبكة نستطيع تطوير اهدافنا وكشف الحقائق بالصور والفيديو حقا نريد عالم اكثر وضوح وحقيقي بعيدا عن الخرفات وتحريف الحقائق شكرا لكم 

    July 31, 2014
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  43. Lucelmarien Ramírez said:

    This is happening! 

    August 1, 2014
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  44. John Ridy said:

    HE S Q FUCKING GENUIS MARK

    August 5, 2014
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  45. John Ridy said:

    BUT I THINK HE WILL TAKE ADVANTAGE FROM ALL THE PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD

    August 5, 2014
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  46. Mohammed Omar Faruque said:

    #Awesome

    August 11, 2014
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  47. Kevin Martin said:

    Zuckerberg … you forgot to say "but only if you know each other in real life"

    Facebook won't let you befriend like minded people who share your likes views etc unless you've met in real life

    August 25, 2014
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  48. Collision said:

    0:59 parlez*-vous 

    September 7, 2014
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  49. Kari Sinkko said:

    Awesomesauce.

    September 10, 2014
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  50. Juliawan Wijaya said:

    likes this 😀

    October 12, 2014
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  51. Brenton Kludt said:

    Yes, make internet available throughout the world.

    Not water. No definitely not water. What about food? No definitely not that either.

    October 14, 2014
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  52. DURMUŞ ADALI said:

    Like ♦♦♦♦♦

    October 23, 2014
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  53. khangal j said:

    so Inspiring

    October 29, 2014
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  54. TheKobeyaoming01 said:

    great idea..i will help you… 🙂

    November 2, 2014
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  55. gemini451960 said:

    I can't wait to see the world internet in 5 years…and ten years…. it's going to be amazing Mark Zuckerberg! What a great visionary you are! 

    November 15, 2014
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  56. madhurima dey said:

    Just loved the idea of connecting the entire world.If Mark Zuckerberg can really make the internet cheaper & more accessible, then it will be a great achievement, looking forward for internet.org……ALL THE BEST FOR THIS NEW PROJECT OF CONNECTING THE WHOLE WORLD

    November 30, 2014
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  57. Gaurang Parmar said:

    I am the First who Liked This Video 😉 I am Satisfy Now 

    January 11, 2015
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  58. Jide Charles said:

    Interesting concept Zuck

    January 14, 2015
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  59. ShadowLink678 said:

    Surprisingly low amount of views and comments.

    January 14, 2015
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  60. Astrid Diaz said:

    Nada

    January 15, 2015
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  61. Francis Chungu said:

    nice to browse internet wow

    January 29, 2015
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  62. mdmonir ety said:

    MEMORY CERD

    February 1, 2015
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  63. Robin Hubbard said:

    This is nice Mark Zuckerberg but your Facebook needs "Cleaned up" as well because Facebook has become a huge exporter of Pornography and you have MANY facebook pages promoting it. I suggest you tighten up your Pornography standards and the way pages promoting it (using Facebook as a media highway to take others into Pornography which is a cover for the world crime: Human Trafficking. 

    February 8, 2015
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  64. furky41 said:

    İnternet maliyetini düşürmek diyorsunuz da. Türkiye de pahalı ücretleriyle geçiriyorlar.

    February 10, 2015
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  65. Ma Rabin said:

    Thumbs Up if you have seen the Swayambhu and other parts of Nepal in the video…:)

    February 10, 2015
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  66. Panos Copa said:

    great idea and well done. BUT what you said about having data already instead of downloading what they request isnt basicly like saying you control what they see? 🙂 keep up the good ideas

    February 10, 2015
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  67. mohamed emad said:

    mark ! we waiting Internet.org connect in egypt when u will connect it to egypt 🙂 ? 
    and i hope to see you soon in egypt 🙂 

    February 28, 2015
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  68. Shabaz Ahmed said:

    it's really a good idea ..

    April 10, 2015
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  69. matthew duke said:

    The next decade is going to be so exciting as we transform the internet from it's embryonic state to a global tool,,,, and beyond

    April 15, 2015
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  70. Fahim Farhan said:

    i want to know when bangladesh get this free internet access offer.i am bangladeshy.pls ans some one

    April 23, 2015
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  71. David Bwalya said:

    I cnt watch anything on YouTube

    April 25, 2015
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  72. Iconoclastic Philosophy said:

    They should have rethought that whole information being shared bit, knowing that Facebook doesn't share a lot of information behind how their things actually work. Perhaps Facebook doesn't mind becoming open source so that they can lead by example.

    May 4, 2015
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  73. Lucas Alexander Stölt Alsen said:

    good luck!!!

    May 5, 2015
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  74. hainish said:

    "Me knowing something doesn't prevent me from also knowing something". Yes: a patent. People die because some knowledge is not shared. The knowledge that could stop disease. Open source ethics would really have an impact on fighting hunger and disease. Even more than in software. And some companies even try to make patents on things they did not, could not possibly, even create. Like Monsanto when they tried to patent the pig. Or the run for patenting genes, when the human genome was decoded. That is obscene.

    May 7, 2015
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  75. Rayen Pellegrini said:

    THE FUTURE IS TECHNOLOGY.

    May 7, 2015
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  76. Nick Spence said:

    Love the guy soldering 6 inches from his face without eye protection

    May 18, 2015
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  77. Amir Ghimire said:

    desperately waiting for the launch in nepal!!

    May 29, 2015
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  78. koko said:

    Horrible narration.. Get over it Mark… Neither your voice is not inspirational nor is your face

    May 31, 2015
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  79. Jr R Nahan said:

    Great idea, thanks! Much success!

    June 6, 2015
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  80. Dank Audio Stash said:

    I think dat Mark guy is pretty cool.

    June 14, 2015
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  81. Pierre Kazinga said:

    July 9, 2015
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  82. Dheerendra akp said:

    Good effort by facebook or providing Affordable internet basic internet through internet.org

    July 10, 2015
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  83. Urmila Choksi said:

    Pl.allow Google play store on your network – Urmila Choksi

    July 14, 2015
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  84. Meire Pimenta said:

    Sou tancuila a penas curto que é bom

    July 22, 2015
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  85. Sam Ronald said:

    Srx

    July 27, 2015
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  86. James Parish said:

    DEFINITELY ON THE RIGHT TRACK WITH THIS INNOVATION !

    July 30, 2015
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  87. asmita kafle said:

    good

    August 19, 2015
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  88. asmita kafle said:

    good

    August 19, 2015
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  89. Purnank Gogarkar said:

    good one….

    September 12, 2015
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  90. Minh Trương Quang said:

    tks

    October 2, 2015
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  91. Donovan Nagel said:

    Let's be honest here: This isn't about helping people. It's about getting everyone connected to services like Facebook so they can have their lives controlled and privacy taken away.

    The 2/3 who don't have their lives ruined by Facebook et al. are better off than we are.

    October 8, 2015
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  92. George H Greene said:

    The Power of a Vision leads to an amazing LIFE. Imagination is Powerful.

    October 13, 2015
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  93. DeepWaterBlack said:

    The internet is arguably one of the greatest inventions in the history of mankind.  That being said, it blows me away how many people spend countless hours using this great tool to accomplish essentially nothing (i.e. Facebook gossip).  Put down your damn phone and do something productive.  Jesus H. Christ.

    November 2, 2015
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  94. Joel Affian said:

    Tres jolies

    November 2, 2015
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  95. Earumamaadu said:

    no more internet, Facebook is taking over

    December 26, 2015
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  96. P s said:

    do checkout my channel

    December 27, 2015
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  97. narasimha simha said:

    Super

    December 27, 2015
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  98. Muzaffar Ahmad Patna said:

    sex related

    December 27, 2015
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  99. Muzaffar Ahmad Patna said:

    sex related

    December 27, 2015
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