WASHINGTON – Fb’s announcement Thursday that the corporate would henceforth be known as Meta unleashed a torrent of hilarity on Twitter from firms, individuals and even the social media big itself.
Whereas critics pummelled Fb over the change, claiming the rebranding goals to distract from the corporate’s scandals, the web nonetheless had a great chortle.
Listed here are some highlights of the meme and pun-fueled wisecracks:
‘Altering identify to Meat’
Meat jokes have been all the trend, with US hamburger chain Wendy’s tweeting shortly after the information: “Altering identify to Meat.”
Remaining true to its phrase, the chain did simply that — however solely on its Twitter profile.
A tweeting wit below the deal with @NicoTheMemeDude queried: “Is that this the start of the Meataverse?”
To which Wendy’s retorted: “very meta.”
Meta’s newly minted Twitter account, which already accrued 13.5 million followers, cordially chimed in: “Good to meat you, @Wendys.”
‘Appears like a drug’
Although Meta will simply be the identify of the dad or mum firm, and the app will nonetheless be known as Fb, some observers have been involved.
“How will you inform anybody that you simply’re on Meta. Appears like a drug,” wrote @careaware.
‘Meh was taken’
The social community’s new identify spurred loads of disappointment too.
“Why did Fb choose ‘Meta’? ‘Meh’ was taken,” wrote @maxgoff.
Meta… World Peace?
A former professional basketball participant who many know as Metta World Peace, the distinct deal with he gave himself in 2011, was shortly pulled into the fray.
“Fb’s new full identify is Meta World Peace,” wrote @darrenrovell.
“i solely acknowledge one metta @MettaWorld37,” @MylesMaNJ opined, to which the previous Laker, born Ron Artest, replied merely: “lol”.
For many individuals, meta will eternally describe one thing that refers again to or is about itself, like a movie about individuals making a movie about filmmaking.
“Everybody posting about Fb on Twitter may be very… meta,” wrote @JohnRush32.
‘Not the issue’
Regardless of the jokes, Fb’s critics weren’t amused by the identify change, which they argued dodges the actual difficulty.
“The identify was by no means the issue,” wrote an activist group calling itself The Actual Fb Oversight Board.
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