All The Best Memes About Mark Zuckerberg Changing Facebook’s Name To ‘Meta’
"Meta stands for Mark’s Extremely Thick Ass."
Today Facebook announced that the company would be rebranding as Meta.
In a move that very conveniently overshadows all the recent Facebook Papers controversy, CEO Mark Zuckerberg shared that the wider business would now be known as Meta during the Facebook Connect 2021 keynote.
While the names of the social media products under Facebook as a company would remain the same — like Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp — the overarching business would now be known as Meta.
The new corporate name will also oversee new technologies and products, like Zuck’s “metaverse” that was previewed during the keynote.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg explains his “Metaverse” virtual world concept, which he says is about “connecting with people.” pic.twitter.com/24YZk5ag5J
— The Recount (@therecount) October 28, 2021
Zuckerberg explained that the name change was based on “a Greek word meaning beyond”, which is where the company formerly known as Facebook plans to take the business.
In a press release, the company added that Facebook was pivoting to a “social technology company” with the aim of “bringing the metaverse to life and helping people connect, find communities and grow businesses.”
Beyond social media apps, Meta plans to explore the virtual reality world in the hopes of strengthing connections. “The defining quality of the metaverse will be a feeling of presence — like you are right there with another person or in another place,” Zuckerberg noted in his Founder’s Letter. “Feeling truly present with another person is the ultimate dream of social technology.”
Unfortunately for the Facebook CEO, reception to the name change and foray into virtual reality did not go as expected.
People quickly noticed that the rebrand totally ignored a former employee’s concerning claims that Facebook allegedly values growth and profit over the safety of its users.
Not only this, but no one likes the horrifying Black Mirror-style ‘Metaverse’ that Zuckerberg teased during his keynote either. Oh, and the fact that Zuck isn’t exactly proving these whole “Mark Zuckerberg Is A Robot” rumours wrong with this virtual reality pivot.
Basically, Meta was turned into one huge joke the second it was announced. So here are all the best memes about Facebook’s rebrand to Meta:
this all happened because zuckerberg never meta girl until college
— Brandy Jensen (@BrandyLJensen) October 28, 2021
Zuck is just like us! Sauce on the living room shelf pic.twitter.com/nq0QdWISzN
— Anthony Miale (@anferno) October 28, 2021
I don't understand people who are being critical of Facebook's name change and vision. This is an exciting future in which all of us, connected through the Metaverse, will be able to experience the devastating erosion of American democracy in a fun, virtual social setting.
— Charlotte Clymer 🏳️🌈 (@cmclymer) October 28, 2021
#BREAK Facebook's new company name is Meta
It still has all the same problems it had this morning. pic.twitter.com/3AROaibCeU
— Donie O'Sullivan (@donie) October 28, 2021
"And it was on that day that 'that's so meta' went from being an interesting observation to a devastating insult."
— Hank Green (@hankgreen) October 28, 2021
— everest (@everestpipkin) October 28, 2021
Gonna take awhile to get used to saying “He was radicalized in a META group”
— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) October 28, 2021
The team behind the Facebook's name change to Meta pic.twitter.com/AWY2lrczsg
— Lights, Camera, Pod (@LightsCameraPod) October 28, 2021
Methinks that Facebook is using a fancy new name to cover up its history of exploring consumer data
— Dr. Parik Patel, BA, CFA, ACCA Esq. 💸 (@ParikPatelCFA) October 28, 2021
— Taylor Moore (@taylordotbiz) October 28, 2021
“Meta” stands for “Mark’s Extremely Thick Ass” 🍑 🍑 🍑
— Kate Knibbs 🏄🏻♀️ (@Knibbs) October 28, 2021
— Gabriel Gonzalez (@gyzo33) October 28, 2021
Still thinking about when Mark Zuckerberg said this pic.twitter.com/Cx546B27SH
— Alex Kehr (@alexkehr) October 28, 2021
This entire Facebook Meta shitshow has real signs of a company where no one has the guts or cache to tell Mark Zuckerberg his ideas are embarrassingly stupid
— Dan Pfeiffer (@danpfeiffer) October 28, 2021
— Danny Wallace (@dannywallace) October 28, 2021
ok come on now zuck calling it “meta” somehow feels *intentionally* villainous
— Alanah Pearce (@Charalanahzard) October 28, 2021
— Withhearts ❤️🔥 (@withhearts) October 28, 2021
Choose your fighter pic.twitter.com/PhsjijlyC0
— Alex Kantrowitz (@Kantrowitz) October 28, 2021
But honestly, in the end, it doesn’t really matter. Absolutely no one will be calling Facebook Meta anyway.
Facebook rebranding for no reason not a single soul gonna call it "Meta" https://t.co/Z0wl3rkgE3
— cryptic incognito (@CrypticNoHoes) October 28, 2021
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