Facebook on Thursday announced it was changing the parent company’s name to “Meta.” Following the move, many people saw the rebranding exercise as an excuse to have a go at the social media giant. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey was among them. He suggested that the new name of the company was confusing and it was not clear what it referred to. He called the title “self-referential.”
Zuckerberg has billed “Meta,” which comes from the word “metaverse,” as the future of both Facebook and the Internet. But Dorsey did not appear convinced about the exercise. “meta: referring to itself or to the conventions of its genre; self-referential,” he tweeted.
meta: referring to itself or to the conventions of its genre; self-referential.
— jack⚡️ (@jack) October 28, 2021
He was not alone. Twitter, too, joined him in having a good laugh.
BIG NEWS lol jk still Twitter
— Twitter (@Twitter) October 28, 2021
The post has been retweeted over 23,000 times and has got 1.64 lakh ‘likes,’ at the time of writing. One user (@AOC) had a dig on Facebook by referring to privacy concerns of its users and controversies surrounding it over allegedly giving importance to profit over removing problematic content.
Meta as in “we are a cancer to democracy metastasizing into a global surveillance and propaganda machine for boosting authoritarian regimes and destroying civil society… for profit!” https://t.co/jzOcCFaWkJ
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) October 28, 2021
Check some more hilarious reactions to Facebook’s name changing exercise.
“Ever since I Meta girl like you ,I’ll never switch up like Facebook” pic.twitter.com/wDZuO7as1n
— chun swae. (@girl_kaybee) October 28, 2021
Facebook changing its corporate name to #Meta
for attracting more audience? pic.twitter.com/1KBe4QSnsX
— Varsha saandilyae (@saandilyae) October 29, 2021
Mark Zuckerberg trying fixing Facebook:#Meta pic.twitter.com/eKSobjoIKe
— ???????????????? Zeeشان????.⋆ (@zishaantweets) October 28, 2021
if addicted #Facebook #meta pic.twitter.com/5yIQ1wdbSf
— ???????????????????? (@haider2407) October 28, 2021
Someone: Why did you change the name of Facebook to #META
Mark Zuckerberg: pic.twitter.com/VMVY9OQDpS
— Pankaj Gautam (@Tea_holicc) October 29, 2021