Facebook Is Reportedly Changing Its Name, and Amid intense scrutiny regarding its data policies and other business practices, Facebook is trying to rebrand itself and change its name, according to a report by The Verge.
While this news has resulted in suggestions pouring all over social media about Facebook’s new name:
According to The Verge, the new name will aim to recast Facebook’s focus on becoming a “metaverse company” rather than a social media company by rebranding its main app as one of many under a particular parent company.
Word on the grapevine is that social media nightmare platform Facebook is planning on changing its name.
This mighty rebrand, according to The Verge, is happening for one reason: the metaverse. But, in more tangible terms, Zuck wants to position Facebook as more than a social media company.
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CEO Mark Zuckerberg will discuss the name change at Facebook’s annual Connect conference on October 28, but the company could announce the name before then, The Verge reported.
“We don’t comment on rumor or speculation,” Facebook spokesperson Joe Osborne told Insider.
The metaverse typically refers to the loosely defined concept of a virtual space where people can operate virtual and augmented reality-powered avatars. The term metaverse was coined by sci-fi author Neal Stephenson in his 1992 book, “Snow Crash,” but the idea has appeared in popular culture through movies like “The Matrix” and “Ready Player One.”
In other words, when you start up WhatsApp, it won’t say “By Facebook” anywhere. Instead, there’ll be a new moniker in its place.
Looking at from this perspective, the rebranding makes sense. The company has been pumping massive amounts of resources into its upcoming AR products, and THE ZUCKERMAN has been clear about its goals of building the metaverse.
On the other hand… this stinks of nefarious PR.
It’s no secret that Facebook is a fucking hateful mess. The company has a trash reputation, whether it’s the recent whistleblower fiasco, ignoring teen safety on Instagram, the Cambridge Analytica scandal, or dozens of other things.
That’s fitting because, of course, it’s a trash company.
This potential rebrand wants to counter that fact. The change attempts to dissociate the toxic Facebook name from things like Oculus, WhatsApp, Instagram, and other businesses the company is planning to run.
Despite all this — and because I’m a Great Guy™ — I’ve decided to help Facebook and Zuckerberg out. So, free of charge, here are some ideas for a fresh brand.
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The Bottom Line
Facebook is planning to change its company name in a bid to reflect its new focus on building a Metaverse, as per a source with direct knowledge of the
The company CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, is expected to speak of the upcoming rebrand at the annual Connect conference on October 28. The name change signifies the company’s ambition to be known for more than just social media.
Do you want this change? Nowadays, which social media are you using most? Facebook is the start of our social media life.
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