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Facebook changes company name to Meta

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Posted By: Dreadnought, 10/28/2021 2:56:07 PM

Facebook on Thursday announced that it has changed its company name to Meta. The name change, which was announced at the Facebook Connect augmented and virtual reality conference, reflects the company’s growing ambitions beyond social media with the metaverse, a classic sci-fi term Facebook, now known as Meta, has adopted to describe its vision for working and playing in a virtual world. “Today we are seen as a social media company, but in our DNA we are a company that builds technology to connect people, and the metaverse is the next frontier just like social networking was when we got started,” Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg said.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Nimby 10/28/2021 3:03:51 PM (No. 959921)
Yup! Meta data to pillage
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Vesicant 10/28/2021 3:05:39 PM (No. 959922)
I hope William Gibson and the estate of Aldous Huxley sue Zuck the Cuck's pants off.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Son of Grady 10/28/2021 3:06:02 PM (No. 959923)
Meta. Beyond belief
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Reply 4 - Posted by: RayLRiv 10/28/2021 3:07:28 PM (No. 959924)
Meta. For BETAS.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: john56 10/28/2021 3:07:32 PM (No. 959925)
Lipstick. Pig. Same thing.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: downnout 10/28/2021 3:09:43 PM (No. 959927)
I knew a Meta once upon a time. She was a barmaid.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: LanceLink1 10/28/2021 3:14:17 PM (No. 959930)
So what - he's still a mother zuckerberg
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Reply 8 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua 10/28/2021 3:27:01 PM (No. 959938)
meta data excreta
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Birddog 10/28/2021 3:42:28 PM (No. 959946)
"Meh..." Duh.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: bpl40 10/28/2021 3:44:38 PM (No. 959947)
This company is a cancer on the soul of America. Metastasis is what comes to mind.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: DaBigGuy 10/28/2021 3:59:08 PM (No. 959960)
Anyone using that platform is a Meta-head
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Winnie SC 10/28/2021 4:06:53 PM (No. 959964)
Never had a facebook account and find the desire to do so quite frankly incomprehensible. Do people REALLY miss jr. high school THAT much?
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Hermit_Crab 10/28/2021 4:08:22 PM (No. 959965)
A piece of feces by any other name .....still stinks.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Avikingman 10/28/2021 4:13:44 PM (No. 959971)
Imaginative. /s
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Reply 15 - Posted by: Axeman 10/28/2021 4:16:54 PM (No. 959974)
They just did to the word "meta" what Hitler did to the name "Adolph", or what others have done to "gay", "special", "progressive"...
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Come And Take It 10/28/2021 4:20:23 PM (No. 959976)
Your DNA is pure stinking Bolshevism, you piece of filth. Your company mission is data mining on behalf of the Federal Government, for the purpose of intimidation and persecution of US citizens. Period. FMZ, and F Meta.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: davew 10/28/2021 4:23:23 PM (No. 959978)
Zuckerberg has been promoting the notion of the "metaverse" which describes an emersive augmented digital reality used for social interaction and information exchange. I can't confirm this but I suspect he really wanted to used the name "Metavana" which was already taken by a small software startup. Their applications are used by large socially woke media companies like Salesforce to scrub the internet for posts related to their clients businesses and use advanced AI and NLP technology to determine what their opinions and impressions are of the company. Basically, they are trying to mind read people based on their postings using AI. This will certainly be part of "Meta's" direction and they may even look to acquire the small fish Metavana in the future. BTW the term metavana is taken from the Budhist meditation practice of mettavanna. This is always done after the main insight meditation session and is known as "loving kindness" meditation. The meditator reinforces their compassion for all other beings by projecting positive thoughts ("may all beings be happy") to their family, friends, acquaintences, and finally even their enemies. I think Zuckerberg may be channelling some of his personal meditation experience with this name change.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: PeasantNumberThree 10/28/2021 4:24:38 PM (No. 959979)
"You can paint lipstick on a pig and call it Monique... but it's still a pig."
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Reply 19 - Posted by: Newtsche 10/28/2021 4:26:07 PM (No. 959980)
Building Back Meta
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Reply 20 - Posted by: Clinger 10/28/2021 4:39:53 PM (No. 959986)
Didn't Ron Artest beat them to the punch?
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Reply 21 - Posted by: Vitaman 10/28/2021 4:51:29 PM (No. 959993)
A skunk by any other name...
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Reply 22 - Posted by: udanja99 10/28/2021 5:20:13 PM (No. 960015)
Dump Meta!!!!
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Reply 23 - Posted by: Subsuburban 10/28/2021 5:24:58 PM (No. 960019)
He wanted to change it to, "Mehta," but then he was told that Zubin had it first.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: DVC 10/28/2021 5:32:07 PM (No. 960029)
Like Metamucil? Maximum Effort Totalitarian Authority?
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Reply 25 - Posted by: Safari Man 10/28/2021 6:17:08 PM (No. 960069)
Meta static cancer. Let's hope this is the new Coke writ large. Can I grab the trademark Facebook for myself so that when they decide to change back I can make bank? Die Facebook. Die Meta.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: ussjimmycarter 10/28/2021 6:36:40 PM (No. 960084)
Remember after Enron, Anderson Consulting changed their names to Accenture? They screwed the pooch so bad their name was dog doo! We worked with Anderson consultants in IT and we always commented that they code with PowerPoint! Now Facebooks rep is so bad that they hope you will forget who they really are! Don’t!
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Reply 27 - Posted by: Petronius 10/28/2021 6:50:11 PM (No. 960097)
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Reply 28 - Posted by: broken01 10/28/2021 6:57:16 PM (No. 960105)
So now we have Meta World Peace and Meta World Piece of Crap.
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Reply 29 - Posted by: FilAm 10/28/2021 7:53:09 PM (No. 960154)
Me "TAE" !!
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Reply 30 - Posted by: MickTurn 10/28/2021 7:55:15 PM (No. 960158)
MetaDysfunctional is more appropriate.
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Reply 31 - Posted by: thatsomewhereplace 10/28/2021 9:10:23 PM (No. 960196)
I have a large who leaves big piles of meta all over the place.
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Reply 32 - Posted by: Jesuslover54 10/28/2021 9:32:25 PM (No. 960211)
META is a lame name. But Facebook is tainted.
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