CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s decision to change the name of Facebook to Meta is being side-eyed, teased, and being made fun of by those who wonder what their parents will do now or how they’ll react to the changes coming.. The move was made to rebrand the social networking company for the “next digital frontier.”
“I’ve been thinking a lot about our identity” Zuckerberg during a virtual event Thursday (October 28). “Over time, I hope we’re seen as a metaverse company.”
Critics say the switch in names will also probably help distance Facebook from the countless controversies it has been involved in over the last few years – from its lax attitude about misinformation on the site to the harmful effects social media platforms have on the mental health of children.
Latine social media users were quick to poke a little fun at the name change and how it will affect their parents. Some facetiously wondered how their parents would now refer to the new platform and if they will call it “La Meta”?
Others see the change in pronunciation as a good thing for Latine family members who may have accents.
Some are even anticipating their Latine parents to start calling up their children to ask them what happened to their Facebook app, assuming it’s going to disappear off their phones soon and be replaced by the new Meta logo and service; not knowing they’re the same.
And funnily enough, some joked that Latine kids better have a doctor on speed dial just in case the news of Facebook’s name change makes their parents feel physically ill. Someone get the manzanilla!