Opinion: Facebook

Carol Durant

What do you think about Facebook's name change? With the millions of words available in dictionaries and encyclopedias in book, digital and urban versions; the winning word for the name change is Metaverse? Bo-ring! You are going to change your business documents, online presence and smile at your press conference for that lame name?! Mr. Meta World Peace, has a cool vibe to his name which is missing in the Metaverse. Are you planning to sue them, Mr. Peace?

The logo looks like a limp blue hued infinity symbol. Sunglasses that Rocky Raccoon would wear on the beach. Did Mr. Zuckerberg drop a rubber band on the floor and created that genius design? It seems like a low key dig to the Winklevoss twins. Unless there is a secret and supercool logo backstory, I'm yawning loudly.

I have a few questions for you. Will you miss Facebook, the word and platform as it exists today? Do I want to be apart of the Metaverse? Do you? Metaverse sounds like something that was blindly rescued from the no pile in the writer’s room at Marvel or DC. What’s going to happen when the change occurs? Will we have a uniform to buy, wear frames, masks or shawls as part of the Metaverse? Will an individual be able to opt out of the Metaverse? Are there options to be a citizen, hero, heroine or villain? Or will you be assigned? How will this new world impact Instagram? I think I better start researching new platforms.

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