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    The Facebook company's new name is Meta

    Meta VR headsets won't need Facebook accounts, and the Meta smartwatch leaks.
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    Re: The Facebook company's new name is Meta

    It has been some fall from grace.
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    for all intents it seems to be the same card minus some gays name on it and a shielded cover ? with OEM added to it - GoNz0.

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    Re: The Facebook company's new name is Meta

    Seems like a gigantic waste of money to me. But then they have it to waste I guess....

    I would have thought there was much more value in keeping the facebook name tbh and surely the negativity follows the company and their activities, not their name...but hey the marketing agencies have to make their millions somehow right

    I guess the fact we're talking about it and the fact that Facebook changing their company name proves it...

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    Re: The Facebook company's new name is Meta

    Change the name all you like facebook will still be facebook to everyone, so a complete waste of money and won't change any of the negativity they're getting at the moment either lol
    I do love the 'mentality' of big companies... we won't fix the issues, we'll just change our name and hope it all goes away.

    Also love the bit about not needing to use a 'facebook' account for the vr, I bet that just means you'll need a 'meta' account instead... which will still link and gather all the info it can about you.

    I'm also curious to see how long it is before we get a logo change due to it infringing some sort of copyright, it's a very familiar design.

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    Re: The Facebook company's new name is Meta

    facebook, meta or something else, it'll still just be a cesspit of nothingness and cat videos.

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    Re: The Facebook company's new name is Meta

    Quote Originally Posted by big_hairy_rob View Post
    facebook, meta or something else, it'll still just be a cesspit of nothingness and cat videos.
    That may actually be a little unfair. It's actually possible to clean a cesspit...

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    Re: The Facebook company's new name is Meta

    Name changes work. Accenture used to be Andersen Consulting, which was linked to the Enron scandal. And ValuJet changed to AirTran shortly after a 1996 crash into the Florida Everglades that killed all 100 passengers on board. Facebook is quite Toxic so more they talk about Meta and the more they push the name facebook into the background the more you think they have changed (even if they haven't just just a rebrand).
    The perception of a company is important and a new name can do a lot to change that & I'm sure this will help the festering boil on society created by that creepy alien Zuck which has no morals and cares for nothing but sweet money (and helping nasty people) look a little better to the world. I will still avoid it however.

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    Re: The Facebook company's new name is Meta

    Quote Originally Posted by Darkedge View Post
    Name changes work. Accenture used to be Andersen Consulting, which was linked to the Enron scandal. And ValuJet changed to AirTran shortly after a 1996 crash into the Florida Everglades that killed all 100 passengers on board. Facebook is quite Toxic so more they talk about Meta and the more they push the name facebook into the background the more you think they have changed (even if they haven't just just a rebrand).
    The perception of a company is important and a new name can do a lot to change that & I'm sure this will help the festering boil on society created by that creepy alien Zuck which has no morals and cares for nothing but sweet money (and helping nasty people) look a little better to the world. I will still avoid it however.
    To be fair back when they changed their names the internet wasn't quite so ingrained in daily life so the news of the name changes wasn't quite so well known, not to mention you could argue those two companies are a little more niche than Facebook.

    Honestly this will likely be about as useful as the Google rebrand in terms of user perception/usage, think about how often anyone (outside of tech blogs who need to use the correct name) calls Google it's rebranded name Alphabet, it's still Google for most people.

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    Re: The Facebook company's new name is Meta

    Quote Originally Posted by Darkedge View Post
    Name changes work. Accenture used to be Andersen Consulting, which was linked to the Enron scandal. And ValuJet changed to AirTran shortly after a 1996 crash into the Florida Everglades that killed all 100 passengers on board. Facebook is quite Toxic so more they talk about Meta and the more they push the name facebook into the background the more you think they have changed (even if they haven't just just a rebrand).
    The perception of a company is important and a new name can do a lot to change that & I'm sure this will help the festering boil on society created by that creepy alien Zuck which has no morals and cares for nothing but sweet money (and helping nasty people) look a little better to the world. I will still avoid it however.
    Ratners to H Samuel was the one that came to mind for me.

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    Re: The Facebook company's new name is Meta

    How overly pretentious of them to call themselves "Meta" just because, apparently, everybody and their granny is now supposed to be so deeply in love with the notion of the "metaverse". Good grief, sad and pathetic but ultimately, who cares?

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    Re: The Facebook company's new name is Meta

    Quote Originally Posted by Darkedge View Post
    Name changes work. Accenture used to be Andersen Consulting, which was linked to the Enron scandal.
    And now they are just known for shoddy outsourced development and massive overcharging They still have a terrible reputation, just a different one

    Name changes only work if the company changes too.

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    Re: The Facebook company's new name is Meta

    Mostly it's to save the time they waste having to keep asking "when you said Facebook do you mean the tool or the company (run by..)?"

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    Re: The Facebook company's new name is Meta

    Quote Originally Posted by Darkedge View Post
    Name changes work.
    In this particular case....

    Quote Originally Posted by Spud1 View Post
    Name changes only work if the company changes too.
    I do not see Facebook rebranding the overarching company name to Meta resolving the business practices that are ingrained in Mark Zuckerberg. If they changed the name, CEO and business model as well, then maybe all of the negative press associated with Facebook would fade into the memory of how it was built up. It just isn't going to happen. They can call themselves anything they like, bad is still bad.

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    Re: The Facebook company's new name is Meta

    Make Everyone Taste Advertising

    I'm not sure it's going to change people's opinion all that much. The problem is Facebook achieved what they originally set out and now have no goals other than to spy on us and sell our data. The website feels dated and chaotic. There's no organisation of any information on there at all.
    Sadly and scarily some small businesses solely rely on Facebook for communication so I keep an account for those odd times. I'm just glad I signed up before they forced you to sign up with a mobile, keeps reminding me every time I go to the site, we MUST have your information.

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    Re: The Facebook company's new name is Meta

    Quote Originally Posted by LSG501 View Post
    Change the name all you like facebook will still be facebook to everyone, so a complete waste of money and won't change any of the negativity they're getting at the moment either lol
    I do love the 'mentality' of big companies... we won't fix the issues, we'll just change our name and hope it all goes away.

    Also love the bit about not needing to use a 'facebook' account for the vr, I bet that just means you'll need a 'meta' account instead... which will still link and gather all the info it can about you.

    I'm also curious to see how long it is before we get a logo change due to it infringing some sort of copyright, it's a very familiar design.
    On that first assertion .... maybe. Maybe not. It depends, I suspect, on timeframe. And the Zuck is, I suspect, thinking medium/long term with this.

    I mean, when we (the UK) introduced decimal currency, or for that matter g's and kg's, as opposed to pounds and ounces, it caused a furore. Nobody 'thought' in decimal pence but we all thought in £sd. And in lbs and oz, not g/kg.

    But now? Ask around, and I bet the younger ones, and I mean anybody not 40+ (or more) not only doesn't think in those 'old' terms, and sure doesn't understand them, but quite a few won't have even heard of them. I'm an old fart and can still convert in my head, but ask me about rods and chains, furlongs, pecka, bushels and so forth .... not so much.

    My point is that those of us that grew up with Facebook, or were around when it grew up, will probably always think 'FB', but as time passes ....
    A lesson learned from PeterB about dignity in adversity, so Peter, In Memorium, "Onwards and Upwards".

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    Re: The Facebook company's new name is Meta

    https://twitter.com/msense_app/statu...754563077?s=20

    Another company has almost exactly the same logo that Facebook has used in their change to Meta, they made a joke about it, ha ha.

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