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Facebook Changes Name to Meta, Here's Why

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has officially changed the name of its parent company to Meta, Thursday (10/28/2021).

What? Really? Yes, the company owned by the 37-year-old man, namely Facebook, has officially changed its name to Meta.

Mark Zuckerberg himself has announced the change of Facebook's name to Meta. The term Meta itself comes from the word Metaverse.

So, what is the meaning of Meta?

Citing news that has been widely circulated, Metaverse consists of the word meta which means beyond and verse (universe) which means the universe.

Thus, the Metaverse is a fictional universe that allows referring not only to the virtual world, but the Internet as a whole, including the entire spectrum of interactive experiences.

In short, the Metaverse is where the physical and digital worlds come together. People can do various kinds of meeting activities, trying on clothes, going to concerts without physical contact.

Why Facebook Changed Name to Meta

According to Zuckerberg, as quoted by The Verge, Friday (10/29/2021) that his company is a company that builds technology to connect.

The new name can also open a much bigger creator economy," said the 37-year-old.

He explained that the name Meta was chosen to represent the future and strengthen their position in the world of the metaverse, which Zuckerberg sees as the future of the internet.

According to Zuckerberg, there are two distinct categories of segments. One segment for social apps and another segment for future platforms.

The name Facebook, Zuckerberg said, doesn't fully encompass everything the company does now and is still tied to a single product.

Zuckerberg also hopes and is optimistic that over time, his company will be seen as a metaverse company.

The man who was born in New York, United States admitted that he currently holds the official Meta account on Twitter and meta.com.

When this news was published, Zuckerberg continued, while still being redirected to the Facebook welcome page and providing information about the company in general.

Previously, meta.com links redirected to the meta.org site.

The page is about biomedical research, which is a project of the Chan Zuckerberg Science Initiative.

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