Facebook becomes meta: Twitter, CEO Jack Dorsey and others complain about the rebranding

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Facebook announced on Thursday that it would change the name of the parent company to “Meta”. After the move, many saw the rebranding exercise as an excuse to give the social media giant a try. Among them was Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey. He said the company’s new name was confusing and that it was not clear what it was referring to. He called the title “self-referential”.

Zuckerberg called “Meta”, which comes from the word “Metaverse”, as the future of both Facebook and the Internet. But Dorsey didn’t seem convinced of the exercise. “Meta: to refer to oneself or to the conventions of its genre; self-referential, ”he tweeted.

meta: reference to oneself or to the conventions of its genre; self-referential.

– jack⚡️ (@jack) October 28, 2021

He wasn’t alone. Twitter laughed with him too.

BIG NEWS lol jk still twitter

– Twitter (@Twitter) October 28, 2021

The post has been retweeted over 23,000 times and has 1.64 lakh “likes” at the time of writing. One user (@AOC) dug Facebook by citing its users’ privacy concerns and controversy over the supposed importance of profit versus removing problematic content.

Meta as in “We are a cancer of democracy that is metastasizing to a global surveillance and propaganda machine to strengthen authoritarian regimes and destroy civil society … for profit reasons!” Https://t.co/jzOcCFaWkJ

– Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) October 28, 2021

Check out some more hilarious reactions to the Facebook Name Change Exercise.

“Since I’ve had a meta-girl like you, I’ll never switch like Facebook” pic.twitter.com/wDZuO7as1n

– Chun-Swae. (irlgirl_kaybee) October 28, 2021

#Facebooknewname

Facebook changes its company name to #Meta
to get more audiences? pic.twitter.com/1KBe4QSnsX

– Varsha saandilyae (@saandilyae) October 29, 2021

Mark Zuckerberg tries to fix Facebook: #Meta pic.twitter.com/eKSobjoIKe

– ???????????????? Zee شان ????. ⋆ (@zishaantweets) October 28, 2021

if addicted #Facebook #meta pic.twitter.com/5yIQ1wdbSf

– ???????????????????? (@ haider2407) October 28, 2021

Someone: Why did you change the name from Facebook to #META?

Mark Zuckerberg: pic.twitter.com/VMVY9OQDpS

– Pankaj Gautam (@Tea_holicc) October 29, 2021

Next time Facebook didn’t work it would be like
Metadown #tmkoc #meta pic.twitter.com/EIGoQGnSyN

– ANMOL KAUR (@anmol_banga) October 28, 2021

Can’t have any problems with Facebook if the company isn’t called Facebook #Meta pic.twitter.com/AdZvrD1bWi

– Luke Smith (@ LukeSmithF1) October 28, 2021

REPORT: FACEBOOK HAS CHANGED THE NAME TO “THE META” BUT JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE advised them to just choose “META”. MUCH CLEAN. pic.twitter.com/FHVu7JiIRd

– Hard Money (@hardmoneymag) October 28, 2021

A week earlier, Dorsey had indicated that he thought the idea of ​​”Metaverse” was dystopian. Regarding the term, a Twitter user said it was first coined by science fiction writer Neal Stephenson in his 1992 novel “Snow Crash”. “It originally described a corporate-owned virtual world where end users were treated as citizens in a dystopian corporate dictatorship,” the user said, asking, “What if Neal was right?”

Dorsey retweeted it, adding, “NARRATOR He was.”

TELLER

He was. https://t.co/U4XnXCmeeG

– jack⚡️ (@jack) October 20, 2021

While Facebook’s parent company will now be known as Meta, its social media apps – Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp – which are used by billions of users worldwide, will continue to run under their current name.

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