Facebook is changing is name. What should it be called now?

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Red Squirrel

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Come to think of it, I wonder how you even trademark a name like Meta. Is it just the thing of being super powerful and having tons of money so you can do what you want?

I don't imagine that name would show up as unused if an average Joe was doing a name search.
 

PlanetJosh

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I don't know if I can cope with the name change in addition to Ubisoft Connect game launcher changing their color scheme to orange. Maybe Meta will have a search engine to find a site that knows how to change it back to blue. Perhaps that will spark the way to their search engine, if they develop it, to compete with Google? Excuse me Alphabet.

Edit: Sorry if it got mentioned earlier but someone, recently coined MAMAA as the replacement for FANG and FAANG. It's Meta, Alphabet, Microsoft, Amazon and Apple, I think. And for those who prefer Netflix over Microsoft then it's NAMAA.
 
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nakedfrog

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I don't know if I can cope with the name change in addition to Ubisoft Connect game launcher changing their color scheme to orange. Maybe Meta will have a search engine to find a site that knows how to change it back to blue. Perhaps that will spark the way to their search engine, if they develop it, to compete with Google? Excuse me Alphabet.

Edit: Sorry if it got mentioned earlier but someone, recently coined MAMAA as the replacement for FANG and FAANG. It's Meta, Alphabet, Microsoft, Amazon and Apple, I think. And for those who prefer Netflix over Microsoft then it's NAMAA.
I saw someone else call it MANGA.
 

Torn Mind

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Meta is short for metagame as far as I'm concerned. I once had a trading card obsession.

There was once a metagame.com, covering Yu-gi-oh tournaments. .
 

Kaido

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The only way Meta will work as the next stage of the Internet is if they can create lightweight AR glasses with retina resolution, i.e. the battery lasts all day, they don't look weird, 11k rez minimum, etc., and the hardware technology just isn't there yet. The new base 128gb Oculus Quest 2 is only $299, so pretty much everyone who wanted one got one, but the average consumer isn't going to hop into Facebook with one, and one of the biggest complaints is that now you need a FB account to login, and if your FB account gets banned for whatever reason, you lose access to your headset & all of the stuff you've purchased, so applying that concept across the multiple domains of AR, VR, mobile, computers, etc. is going to be kind of a mess I think. I mean maybe, who knows.
 

FelixDeCat

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The only way Meta will work as the next stage of the Internet is if they can create lightweight AR glasses with retina resolution, i.e. the battery lasts all day, they don't look weird, 11k rez minimum, etc., and the hardware technology just isn't there yet. The new base 128gb Oculus Quest 2 is only $299, so pretty much everyone who wanted one got one, but the average consumer isn't going to hop into Facebook with one, and one of the biggest complaints is that now you need a FB account to login, and if your FB account gets banned for whatever reason, you lose access to your headset & all of the stuff you've purchased, so applying that concept across the multiple domains of AR, VR, mobile, computers, etc. is going to be kind of a mess I think. I mean maybe, who knows.
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DeathReborn

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I do kinda like how in Hebrew Meta means Dead, kinda fits with this cunning plan from Baldricks heir Zuckerberg. Onto a better name...

Bob

The correct way to pronounce it as shown by Rowan Atkinson.
 
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sdifox

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I am assuming they ripped off Möbius Strip.

It's like Dogbert's brown ring of excellence.
 
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Lost_in_the_HTTP

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Can we call it broke?

Meta cuts hiring plans as it prepares for 'serious times'

Engadget|57 minutes ago
In a weekly employee Q&A session, Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg reportedly said the company is experiencing "one of the worst downturns [it has seen] in recent history." According to Reuters, the executive has revealed that Meta has slashed its target number for new engineers hires this year by about 30 percent.
 

FelixDeCat

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Can we call it broke?

Meta cuts hiring plans as it prepares for 'serious times'

Engadget|57 minutes ago
In a weekly employee Q&A session, Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg reportedly said the company is experiencing "one of the worst downturns [it has seen] in recent history." According to Reuters, the executive has revealed that Meta has slashed its target number for new engineers hires this year by about 30 percent.
Cutting hiring expansion plans is a way to avoid going broke. In fact, after a 8 year hiatus, I created a new Meta account. My original account was closed because they wanted my drivers license and I did not want to give it to them. It took 8 years to get over that. :(
 

sdifox

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Cutting hiring expansion plans is a way to avoid going broke. In fact, after a 8 year hiatus, I created a new Meta account. My original account was closed because they wanted my drivers license and I did not want to give it to them. It took 8 years to get over that. :(
Err whut? Why would they ask for driver's licence?
 

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