Mark Zuckerberg has been promising this for quite some time and it looks like it’s finally going to happen. This is not going to rename the website or the app, but the parent company now has a new name.

Zuckerberg has officially announced the intended new name for Facebook, and although it has a few scratching their heads, it at least gives one and all an answer to the glaring question: What possible name could he give Facebook?

“Starting today, our company is now Meta…”

“Our mission remains the same—it’s still about bringing people together,” he explained. “But now we have a new North Star, to help bring the metaverse to life, and we have a new name that reflects the full breadth of what we do and the future that we want to help build.”

“Today we’re seen as a social-media company, but in our DNA is building technology to connect people,” said Zuckerberg, “and the metaverse is the next frontier.”

Frances Haugen has been trying to discredit Facebook – excuse me – Meta, for its work, suggesting that the media platform was “tearing society apart,” but Zuckerberg challenges that notion, stating that that is simply not the case.

Her comments “misrepresent our work and our motives…”

In the end, it probably won’t change much for most people, but that remains to be seen once the platform is delivered to phones, tablets and computers everywhere. For now, we’ll all just have to get used to calling society’s favorite pastime by a different name.

Domenic Marinelli

Domenic Marinelli is an author and freelance writer/journalist. Some of his work has appeared in The Sportster, E-Wrestling News, Pro Wrestling News Hub, The Recipe, babbletop.com, Guilty Eats, Par Ex News, CFL News Hub, Daily DDT, XFL News Hub, as well as other print and internet publications. He is the author of Generic V, Summer of the Great White Wolf, His Old Tapes (stories & poetry), and so many others. He lives in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He's an avid reader and loves hiking.

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