Last Updated on 22/11/2021 by Sanskriti
The tech giant Facebook has announced its new corporate name as Meta with a new logo, which will be replacing the old thumbs-up sign. The distinctive thumbs-up Like icon at the company’s worldwide headquarters in Menlo Park has been substituted by a blue M that looks like a pretzel.
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“I used to study Classics, and the word ‘meta’ comes from the Greek word meaning ‘beyond,’” Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in a blog post. “For me, it symbolizes that there is always more to build, and there is always a next chapter to the story.” With the switch to Meta, the corporation is attempting to make a significant transformation, as seen by the new sign. “For me, it symbolizes that there is always more to build, and there is always a next chapter to the story,” he further said.
A metaverse may appear to the casual onlooker to be a virtual reality simulation, yet some believe it is the internet’s future. People in a metaverse might wear headgear to visit a virtual world that connects all kinds of digital settings instead of using a computer.
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Here’s how the older sign looks like.
The firm says the shift solely affects the parent business, not the individual platforms, such as Instagram, Whatsapp, and Facebook.
It is being said that this step was taken due to the series of allegations made on the company by an ex-employee.
Mark Zuckerberg said in a virtual conference, “Over time, I hope that we are seen as a metaverse company and I want to anchor our work and our identity on what we’re building towards,” he told a virtual conference.
“We’re now looking at and reporting on our business as two different segments, one for our family of apps, and one for our work on future platforms.
“And as part of this, it is time for us to adopt a new company brand to encompass everything that we do, to reflect who we are and what we hope to build.”
Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Facebook, revealed the new name alongside ambitions to create a “metaverse,” an online world where people may game, work, and chat in a virtual environment, frequently utilizing VR headgear.
He said that the current brand couldn’t “possibly represent all that we’re doing today, let alone in the future,” and that it needed to be updated.