On Thursday, 28th October, Mark Zuckerberg announced that Facebook will now be known as Meta to better cover what the company does.
Mark Zuckerberg, who established Facebook in the year 2004, disclosed his conception to set up a “metaverse,” which he visualizes as a space where any individual can work, communicate, play, and game in an online space.
Zuckerberg Said Product Is So Tightly Linked to Single Product That Doesn’t Represent Everything
Zuckerberg said at the annual Connect conference of the company “From now on, we’re going to be the metaverse first, not Facebook first,”. “Our brand is so tightly linked to one product that it can’t possibly represent everything we’re doing today, let alone the future.
It was described by The New York native, 37, that across the time, his panel expects Meta can be observed as a “metaverse company,” which is what he seeks to “anchor” its specialization and peculiarity to as of Thursday.
He added, “We’re now looking at and reporting on our business as two different segments, one for our family of apps, and one for our work on future platforms.” Further stated, “And as part of this, it is time for us to adopt a new company brand to encompass everything that we do, to reflect who we are and what we hope to build.”
Social media pages update with new logo
The social media pages of the company have been updated with its fresh logo and new account on Twitter for Meta, after making the significant announcement.
On Thursday, the brand took to Twitter “The metaverse is the next evolution of social connection. It’s a collective project that will be created by people all over the world, and open to everyone.” Further added, “You’ll be able to socialize, learn, collaborate and play in ways that go beyond what’s possible today.”
No Changes to Be Made in Other Platforms
There will be no change among other platforms under the company, which includes Facebook, WhatsApp, and Instagram.
As soon as the new name was announced, the company became surrounded by a flood of dissension. Previous to this month, it was reported that Facebook held significant details regarding vaccine false information. On Thursday, a spokesperson of Facebook, Aaron Simpson said in a statement that they have put efforts into encouraging valid and trustable information about the coronavirus pandemic, but coping up with the same is not a simple task.
Simpson said, “There’s no silver bullet to fighting misinformation, which is why we take a comprehensive approach which includes removing more than 20 million pieces of content that break our COVID misinformation policies … connecting more than 2 billion people to reliable information about COVID-19 and vaccines, and partnering with independent fact-checkers.”
Facebook Dealing With Certain Allegations
Earlier, the company was put with allegations of not securing its users from abusers and predators and is presently halfway of slander regarding its purported participation in genocide, disinformation, and human trafficking.
Earlier it was cited by Zuckerberg that the accusations were a “coordinated effort to selectively use leaked documents to paint a false picture of our company.”
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Signifies Behind New Name
The word “meta” derives from the Greek word which signifies “beyond.” On Thursday, the giant tech CEO also drafted a “Founders Letter,” which was uploaded by him to the Meta website to additionally describe the name he chose.
It was written by him “For me, it symbolizes that there is always more to build, and there is always a next chapter to the story. Ours is a story that started in a dorm room and grew beyond anything we imagined,” adding further “Into a family of apps that people use to connect, to find their voice, and to start businesses, communities, and movements that have changed the world.”
Mark Zuckerberg Is Still the Boss
The founder will continue to be the CEO of Meta and look after to manage the modifications being formed in the parent company.
New Sign Is Already Up at Headquarters
On Thursday, an earlier Facebook “like” image was changed by the company outside of the Menlo Park, California, headquarters to the new Meta logo, which seems like a perpetuity symbol.
Controversy Behind the Switch?
On Thursday when Zuckerberg was asked if the rebranding had anything to do with the recent adverse news outlying Facebook, he said “Even though I think some people might want to make that connection, I think that’s sort of a ridiculous thing,” adding further “If anything, I think that this is not the environment that you would want to introduce a new brand in.”
Fans Can’t Stop Making Fun of the Name
On Thursday, Jack in the Box tweeted “META: Me Eating Tacos Always,”, whereas another user teased, “Facebook’s new full name is Metta World Peace.”
- 1 Zuckerberg Said Product Is So Tightly Linked to Single Product That Doesn’t Represent Everything
- 2 Social media pages update with new logo
- 3 No Changes to Be Made in Other Platforms
- 4 Facebook Dealing With Certain Allegations
- 5 Signifies Behind New Name
- 6 Mark Zuckerberg Is Still the Boss
- 7 New Sign Is Already Up at Headquarters
- 8 Controversy Behind the Switch?
- 9 Fans Can’t Stop Making Fun of the Name