Last rename Facebook social networking site Caused multiple reactions in social networks. One of the most notable is the trend in which it appeared Israel, since Meta – the new company name for Mark ZuckerbergIt has a special meaning in the Hebrew language.
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On Twitter, thousands of users mocked Facebook’s name change with the hashtag #FacebookDead. This happens because the word “meta” appears to be the same as the Hebrew word for “dead”.
“In Hebrew, *meta* means *dead*. The Jewish community will laugh at this name for yearsSaid on Twitter d. His statement on social networks stood out above countless ridicule.
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As reported, Mark Zuckerberg – CEO of Facebook – last week revealed the name change as part of the Connect conference on augmented and virtual reality. In this “keyword,” he once again outlined his vision for the “metaverse,” a 100% parallel digital reality that wants Meta to allocate a significant portion of its investment in the coming years.
The change affects only the owner company, so that the social network will continue to be called Facebook – as it will with Instagram, WhatsApp, Messenger and Oculus – and the change will have virtually no effect for the vast majority of users.
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“Today we are seen as a social media company, but our DNA is a company that creates technology to connect people, and the metaverse is the next frontier, just as social media was when we startedZuckerberg said during his presentation at the conference.
In his presentation, the Facebook CEO showed several examples of what he thinks the future of humanity should be in a “metaverse,” where people move around with their personal avatars, dressing them in digital clothes they buy at the same time. Universe and will attend events such as concerts.
This is a move very similar to the one Google implemented in 2015, when it restructured its internal organization and created a parent company, Alphabet, with several subsidiaries including Google itself, Waymo (the autonomous vehicle division), and the supplier. Internet Google Fiber, among other things.
The name change will be reflected in the New York Stock Exchange from December 1, when the company, which is now trading under the acronym FB, will trade under MVRS.
The shift occurs at a time when the company is in the midst of a hurricane after thousands of internal documents were leaked by a former employee indicating that Facebook (future, Meta) is systematically placing its business interests over the well-being and safety of its users.
With information from EFE.
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