The rebranding of Facebook as Meta unleashed a slew of memes and funny posts on the internet, especially by the Twitterati.
Microblogging platform Twitter itself shared a sarcastic post reading “BIG NEWS lol jk still Twitter”. The post started off as an important announcement from Twitter, but ended up making a mockery of Facebook, saying that it is still Twitter and is ‘just kidding’.
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A Twitter user named Charles Booker tweeted, “You can put lipstick on a Meta, but it’s still Facebook.”
“Instead of asking, “What’s on your mind ?” the new Facebook will henceforth start asking, “What’s the Meta with you?,” posted another Twitter user.
“How can you tell anyone that you’re on Meta. Sounds like a drug,” wrote @careaware.
Another user @LeChouNews posted Greece’s Prime Minister Disappointed after learning Facebook is not rebranding as ‘Feta’.
Casey Sullivan @DrakoTrogdor described the rebranding with a picture showing Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Facebook, with the infinity logo as glasses on his face and a knife in his hand.
Zuckerberg said that the rebranding was aimed at bringing “metaverse” to life and help people connect, find communities and businesses to grow. He said the new name reflected the company’s work investing in the metaverse, rather than its namesake social media service, which will continue to be called Facebook.
The term metaverse was coined in the dystopian novel “Snow Crash” three decades ago and is now attracting attention of stakeholders in the Silicon Valley. Metaverse refers broadly to the idea of a shared virtual realm which can be accessed by individuals using different devices.
Facebook has already created a team to work on Metaverse and it announced plans to hire 10,000 employees in next five years.