Facebook se moedermaatskappy het Meta herdoop en internet reageer met memes

Facebook en Zuckerberg word genadeloos gespot nadat hulle aangekondig het moedermaatskappy verander naam na Meta – soos baie die tegnologiefirma daarvan beskuldig dat hulle sy aandag van sy onlangse skandale probeer aflei

  • Nadat Mark Zuckerberg Donderdag die hernaam van die moedermaatskappy Facebook Inc se handelsmerk na Meta aangekondig het, was die nuwe naam onmiddellik die onderwerp van baie memes
  • Twitter-gebruikers het op die naam gespeel deur fetakaas en Metamucil aan te haal, terwyl 'n ander gesê het dit was omdat 'Zuckerberg nooit 'n meisie meta het tot op universiteit nie’
  • Ander het voorgestel dat Meta beteken dat die maatskappy letterlik al jou metadata wil steel’
  • Maar Zuckerberg het gesê dat Meta na die 'metaverse' verwys,’ wat die hoof uitvoerende beampte se nuutste onderneming in verhoogde werklikheid en virtuele wêreldomgewings is
  • Dit kom omdat die maatskappy vasgevang is in kontroversie wat verband hou met fluitjieblaser Frances Haugen se uitgelekte dokumente
  • Facebook se vlagskip sosiale media webwerf, gestig in 2004, sal sy naam behou
  • Meta besit Instagram en WhatsApp, en bou ook virtuele werklikheidsruimtes soos Horizon Worlds uit as deel van sy nuwe 'metaverse’
  • Facebook het Donderdag aangekondig dat hy sy moedermaatskappy herhandel onder die naam Meta en reeds genadeloos in memes gemaak word en as die kolpunt van baie grappies geteiken word..

    Die stigter van die sosiale media-behemoth Mark Zuckerberg het vandag in 'n Facebook Connect-konferensie vir uitgebreide en virtuele realiteit gesê dat die hernoeming 'n poging is om Facebook te distansieer van toenemende skandale nadat 'n fluitjieblaser dokumente uitgelek het wat beweer dat die platform gebruikers benadeel en woede aangewakker het..

    Gebruikers aan Twitter was vinnig om te spot dat die naam aandui dat die maatskappy 'letterlik alles' wil steel’ van sy gebruikers’ metadata terwyl 'n ander lig gemaak het van 'n somber toekoms waar die samelewing selfs meer verslaaf is aan toestelle en sosiale media danksy 'n allesverterende 'metaverse'.

    Die hernoem word reeds genadeloos in memes gemaak en gebruikers op Twitter was vinnig om te spot dat die naam suggereer dat die maatskappy 'letterlik al' van sy gebruikers se metadata wil steel

    Die hernoeming word reeds genadeloos in memes gemaak en gebruikers op Twitter was vinnig om te spot dat die naam daarop dui dat die maatskappy 'letterlik alles wil steel nie.’ van sy gebruikers’ metadata

    'Dit het alles gebeur omdat Zuckerberg nooit 'n meisie ontmoet het tot op universiteit nie,' een gebruiker het humoristies getwiet terwyl 'n ander voorgestel het dat Meta eintlik 'n akroniem is

    'Dit het alles gebeur omdat Zuckerberg nooit 'n meisie ontmoet het tot op universiteit nie,’ een gebruiker het humoristies getwiet terwyl 'n ander voorgestel het dat Meta eintlik 'n akroniem is

    Een meme het lig gemaak van 'n somber toekoms waar die samelewing selfs meer verslaaf is aan toestelle en sosiale media danksy die alles verterende 'metaverse'

    Een meme het lig gemaak van 'n somber toekoms waar die samelewing selfs meer verslaaf is aan toestelle en sosiale media danksy die alles verterende 'metaverse’

    Twitter se veiligheidsrekening het geplaas dat die enigste Meta wat hy gaan erken, sy META-span is, wat staan ​​vir Masjienleer, Etiek, Deursigtigheid en aanspreeklikheid

    Twitter se veiligheidsrekening het geplaas dat die enigste Meta wat hy gaan erken, sy META-span is, wat staan ​​vir Masjienleer, Etiek, Deursigtigheid en aanspreeklikheid

    Selfs Twitter se veiligheidsrekening het geplaas dat die enigste Meta wat hy gaan erken, sy META-span is – Masjienleer, Etiek, Deursigtigheid en aanspreeklikheid.

    Tog verwys Meta glo na 'metaverse'’ – Zuckerberg se visie vir die maatskappy se oorgang na gedeelde verhoogde werklikheid waar werk en speel in virtuele wêreldomgewings gebruik word.

    Die 37-jarige miljardêr het gesê hy glo dat die metaverse die toekoms van die internet is en dus is die skuif om vermoedelik Zuckerberg se topposisie in die skof te verstewig.

    Plus, as uitvoerende hoof en voorsitter van Meta, Zuckerberg het amptelik vir die eerste keer in 'n nuwe postitel ingetree 17 jare, Volgens Die Rand.

    In plaas daarvan om gelukgewens te word met die posisie, was Zuckerberg die hoofkarakter van 'n rits memes wat met die naamsverandering gespot het..

    'Feta lyk soos 'n vreemde naam,’ een gebruiker het saam met 'n skermkiekie getwiet van die uitvoerende hoof wat die naamsverandering by die virtuele konferensie aankondig. Danksy Zuckerberg se handgebare kon die gebruiker ook so gepas 'n houer van die kaas in sy hande photoshop.

    Die herhandel het beteken dat Zuckerberg, as uitvoerende hoof en voorsitter van Meta, het amptelik vir die eerste keer 'n nuwe postitel ingetree 17 years but instead of being congratulated on the position Zuckerberg was the main character of a slew of memes that made fun of the new name (hierbo)

    Die herhandel het beteken dat Zuckerberg, as uitvoerende hoof en voorsitter van Meta, het amptelik vir die eerste keer 'n nuwe postitel ingetree 17 years but instead of being congratulated on the position Zuckerberg was the main character of a slew of memes that made fun of the new name (hierbo)

    In another the letters of Meta were rearranged to read ‘meatas Zuckerberg seemingly held onto a raw steak while a different meme cited the fiber supplement Metamucil.

    Yet another meme-maker added an ‘Lto the company’s new name and superimposed a long-haired wig and logo onto Zuckerberg’s shirt to so fittingly transform him into a heavy metal-esque character.

    But not all memes featured the social media mogul. One pictured a man beside a leaking water tank symbolic of Facebook’s waterfall of scandals in recent months, which stemmed from internal documents leaked by whistleblower Francis Haugen, who made bombshell claims that Facebook ‘puts profits over peopleby knowingly harming teenagers with its content and stoking anger among users.

    The photo was captioned ‘mental health issues, data protection, Cambridge Analytica [a data firm that was embattled with the social media site for years, begin in 2014] and consumer exploitation’.

    The man was then pictured placing a singular piece of tape over the leak and the caption read: ‘Renaming toMeta,” suggesting that the rebrand is a shoddy attempt at cleaning the slate.

    Other memes suggested that the rebrand is a shoddy attempt at Facebook clearing itself of recent scandals after whistleblower and former Facebook product manager Francis Haugen leaked the company's internal documents

    Other memes suggested that the rebrand is a shoddy attempt at Facebook clearing itself of recent scandals after whistleblower and former Facebook product manager Francis Haugen leaked the company’s internal documents

    Even the global supermarket chain Aldi chimed in and jokingly tweeted that it was changing its name to 'Betta' because 'we betta than all the rest'

    Even the global supermarket chain Aldi chimed in and jokingly tweeted that it was changing its name to ‘Bettabecause ‘we betta than all the rest

    The attempt to escape reality couldn’t come at a better time for the embattled brand, which will retain the social media site as Facebook but rename Facebook Incthe parent company that also owns Instagram and WhatsApp. It will begin trading under MVRS on December 1.

    Haugen, a Facebook former product manager, left the company with tens of thousands of confidential documents that she copied in secret and released to roughly two dozen news outlets.

    She testified before Congress on October 5 and British Parliament on Monday, presenting findings on the harm social media caused young users. One revealed that 13.5 percent of British teenagers and six percent of American teenagers experiencing suicidal thoughts said that they traced them to Instagram.

    But the rebrand has not been marketed as a type of new beginning or cover-up of any scandals for that matter. In plaas daarvan, it described itself as ‘the next chapter of social connectionand in a tweet announcing the name change Meta wrote: ‘Meta is helping build the metaverse, a place where we’ll play and connect in 3D.

    Even the global supermarket chain Aldi chimed in and jokingly tweeted that it was changing its name to ‘Bettabecause ‘we betta than all the rest’.

    Twitter itself joined in on the fun and playfully tweeted: ‘Big news lol jk still Twitter.

    Twitter itself joined in on the fun and sent out a playful tweet

    Twitter itself joined in on the fun and sent out a playful tweet

    Many Twitter users accused the tech firm of using the name change as a way to distract from its recent scandals

    Many Twitter users accused the tech firm of using the name change as a way to distract from its recent scandals

    'Dit het alles gebeur omdat Zuckerberg nooit 'n meisie ontmoet het tot op universiteit nie,’ one user humorously tweeted while another suggested Meta was actually an acronym for ‘Misinformation Exemplified To All’.

    A Twitter user even pointed to the fact that Zuckerberg didn’t coin the term ‘metaversebut instead swiped it from Neal Stephenson’s 1992 sci-fi novel Snow Crash. Egter, the book does little to define the term beyond referring to it as an alternate reality.

    All jokes aside, core findings in the documents Haugen leaked were that Facebook staff have reported for years that they are concerned about the company’s failure to police hate speechnot to mention its algorithms flooded users with extremist content and conspiracy theories based on their political beliefs.

    Internal messages from staff at the social media giant show that they blamed themselves for the January 6 Capitol riot after giving extremist content a platform on the site.

    ‘One of the darkest days in the history of democracy and self-governance. History will not judge us kindly,’ one worker said while another added: ‘We’ve been fueling this fire for a long time and we shouldn’t be surprised it’s now out of control.

    One user pointed to the fact that Zuckerberg didn't coin the term 'metaverse' but instead swiped it from Neal Stephenson's 1992 sci-fi novel Snow Crash. Egter, the book does little to define the term beyond referring to it as an alternate reality

    One user pointed to the fact that Zuckerberg didn’t coin the term ‘metaversebut instead swiped it from Neal Stephenson’s 1992 sci-fi novel Snow Crash. Egter, the book does little to define the term beyond referring to it as an alternate reality

    More tweets even joked about the company's new logo and one quipped that Apple should also rebrand to a different fruit - the horned melon

    More tweets even joked about the company’s new logo and one quipped that Apple should also rebrand to a different fruitthe horned melon








    Employees pulled down a curtain draped over its iconic 'Like' sign outside the company's Silicon Valley headquarters to reveal the new branding

    Employees pulled down a curtain draped over its iconic ‘Likesign outside the company’s Silicon Valley headquarters to reveal the new branding

    Whistleblower and former Facebook employee Haugen (pictured in court on Monday) left the company with tens of thousands of confidential documents that she copied in secret and released to roughly two dozen news outlets. She testified before Congress on October 5 and British Parliament on Monday and presented findings on the harm social media has caused young users

    Whistleblower and former Facebook employee Haugen (pictured in court on Monday) left the company with tens of thousands of confidential documents that she copied in secret and released to roughly two dozen news outlets. She testified before Congress on October 5 and British Parliament on Monday and presented findings on the harm social media has caused young users

    The documents, which came to be known as the Facebook Papers, also reveal that the site potentially mislead the US Securities and Exchange Commission by failing to disclose that its popularity among young users is slumping.

    It’s said to have failed to explain that many of its overall users are people with more than one account on its sites, meaning the actual number of users could be up to 11 percent fewer than its figures would suggest.

    One trend showed that the time spent on Facebook by US teenagers was down 16 persent van 2020 aan 2021 and that young adults – tussen 18 en 29 – were spending five percent less time on the app.

    Oddly enough, Meta reported soaring profits for the latest quarter.

    The company said that its net income grew 17 percent in the July-to-September period to $9.19billion, which was reportedly buoyed by strong advertising revenue. That figure means profits are up from $7.85billion a year earlier.

    Meta stock rose more than one percent in after-hours trading Tuesday and rose by more than three percent on Thursday afternoon before dropping to about 1.5 percent by 5pm.

    Meta is set to trade under MVRS from December 1. The company's stock rose more than one percent in after-hours trading Tuesday and rose by more than three percent on Thursday

    Meta is set to trade under MVRS from December 1. The company’s stock rose more than one percent in after-hours trading Tuesday and rose by more than three percent on Thursday

    Additionally third quarter revenue supposedly grew 35 percent to $29.01billion, exceeding analyst expectations.

    The company’s name change comes along with a new logo depicting a blue infinity symbol referring to the ‘metaverse’ – Zuckerberg’s new focus to expand the company beyond its social media apps.

    What is the metaverse?

    The ‘metaverseis a set of virtual spaces where you can game, work and communicate with other people who aren’t in the same physical space as you.

    Facebook explained: ‘You’ll be able to hang out with friends, werk, speel, leer, winkel, create and more.

    ‘It’s not necessarily about spending more time online — it’s about making the time you do spend online more meaningful.

    While Facebook is leading the charge with the metaverse, it explained that it isn’t a single product one company can build alone.

    ‘Just like the internet, the metaverse exists whether Facebook is there or not,’ dit het bygevoeg.

    ‘And it won’t be built overnight. Many of these products will only be fully realized in the next 10-15 jare.’

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    The term ‘metaversecan refer to digital spaces, which are made more lifelike by the use of virtual reality or augmented reality.

    ‘Our mission remains the same, it’s still about bringing people together,’ the CEO said, toevoeging: ‘Now we have a new North Star to help bring the metaverse to life.

    He noted that the word also means ‘beyondin Greek and symbolizes that there is ‘always more to buildand ‘always a next chapter in the story’.

    The buzzy wordfirst coined in a dystopian novel three decades earlierhas also grown popular in Silicon Valley, where Facebook-turned-Meta is headquartered, and has been referenced by other tech firms such as Microsoft.

    Zuckerberg gesê: ‘I believe the metaverse is the next chapter of the Internet and it’s the next chapter of our company too. While most etch companies focus on how people could connect to technology, we focus on building technology so people could connect with each other.

    He has previously suggested the metaverse to be the future of the company and has been talking up the concept since July.

    The company has invested heavily in virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (MET), developing hardware such as its Oculus VR headsets and working on AR glasses and wristband technologies.

    In addition to its name change, Meta also announced an upcoming virtual reality headset called Project Cambria, a high-end product available to be released next year at a higher price point than the $299 Quest 2 headset, the company said in a blog post.

    Meta also revealed the code name of its first fully AR-capable smart glasses: Project Nazare. The glasses are ‘still a few years out,’ the company said in a blog post as Zuckerberg noted: ‘We still have a ways to go with Nazare but we’re making good progress.

    The move to Meta is reminiscent of when Google abruptly renamed itself Alphabet in 2015, making Google a subsidiary and allowing it to become a technology conglomerate.

    Meta reportedly refers to 'metaverse,' which Zuckerberg said he believes to be the future of the Internet in a Facebook Connect augmented and virtual reality conference, which is also when he revealed the rebrand

    Meta reportedly refers to ‘metaverse,’ which Zuckerberg said he believes to be the future of the Internet in a Facebook Connect augmented and virtual reality conference, which is also when he revealed the rebrand

    Meta’s scandals over the years, from selling user data to allowing human trafficking on the site

    Meta staff have reported for years that they are concerned about the company’s failure to police hate speech

    Facebook’s algorithms flooded users with extremist content and conspiracy theories based on their political beliefs

    Meta executives knew 32 percent of girls said Instagram made their insecurities worse, but continues to add beauty-editing filters to the app

    Instagram bombards those who suffer from eating disorders with images and videos of exceedingly thin females and others afflicted with anorexia

    Meta executives knew it was becoming less popular among young people but shielded the numbers from investors

    Staff failed to anticipate the disastrous January 6 Capitol riot despite monitoring a range of individual, right-wing accounts

    Apple threatened to remove the app from the App Store over how it failed to police the trafficking of maids in the Philippines

    Mark Zuckerberg personally agreed to requests from Vietnam’s ruling Communist Party to censor anti-government dissidents

    Facebook ignored or delayed suggestions from its own experts on how to act to curb anti-vaccine misinformation that spread on its platform

    In 2019, the Federal Trade Commission fined Facebook $5billion for allowing 87million US profiles to be harvested for information used for political advertising by British firm Cambridge Analytica

    Facebook was accused of facilitating the spread of misinformation during the 2016 US presidential election

    Meta had agreed last Monday to pay pay up to $14.25million to settle civil claims by the government that the company discriminated against American workers and violated federal recruitment rules

    Last Tuesday in the UK, the company was fined £50.5million ($70miljoen) after failing to provide enough important information to the competition regulator investigating the firm’s takeover of GIF sharing platform Giphy

    Mark Zuckerberg has come under fire for public comments about the company that are often at odds with internal messaging

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