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Never Meta worse idea:

For those of you who have been following the convolusion of the Facebook experience, what do you think?

met·a·verse /ˈmedəˌvərs/
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  1. a virtual-reality space in which users can interact with a computer-generated environment and other users.

Facebook's new name gives critics fresh chance to roast company

Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday announced that Facebook the company (but not Facebook the social media platform) will be renamed Meta, and the company's critics were quick to mock its latest move

Zuckerberg said the name change will allow the social media giant to reflect its focus on the metaverse and its expansion into virtual spaces where users interact with digital avatars. The company's popular Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp platforms will keep their current names and will operate under the renamed Meta company...

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Reply #1 posted 10/29/21 7:15am

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How cartoonists are skewering Facebook after the latest revelations

Michael Cavna 16 hrs ago

Out of the bombshell that is the Facebook Papers, cartoonists are rendering images of the fallout.

(Mike Luckovich/Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

A consortium of news outlets, including The Washington Post, reviewed redacted internal Facebook documents leaked by whistleblower Frances Haugen that revealed the social media behemoth has “privately and meticulously tracked real-world harms exacerbated by its platforms, ignored warnings from its employees about the risks of their design decisions and exposed vulnerable communities around the world to a cocktail of dangerous content,” according to The Post. Facebook has pushed back against the reports in various ways, including spokeswoman Dani Lever’s denial that Zuckerberg “makes decisions that cause harm.”

As artistic commentators have absorbed the revelations, they have searched for visual metaphors worthy of the moment’s weightiness.

Mike Luckovich, of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, says that Facebook “will continue to wreak havoc until it’s brought to heel.” So he decided to draw a creature that is not only mammoth and imposing, but also unwaveringly destructive.

Clay Bennett of the Chattanooga Times Free Press also drew a bead on the idea of just how incendiary the spread of such hatred is.

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Reply #2 posted 10/29/21 7:56am

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I couldn't care less what they do. I don't use FB and will not be using Meta. I have never wasted a second on this platform and I feel the same about Instagram/Twitter. yawn

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Reply #3 posted 10/29/21 10:53am

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Posted on the Guardian just now...


META are building the METAVERSE
(trumpet sounds followed by large timpani drums)

Yes folks, dear Donald Zuck is pushing on with his global social experiment in togetherness by dispensing with the actual world altogether. Zuckburger wants us to permanently reside in a virtual world where we no longer just share pictures of food, play games and talk shit, as we do in his first gift to humanity. No, Marky Mark’s new contribution to the world will allow us to share more pictures, play more games and, yes, talk even more shit. In fact, we never need to stop. Oh, the possibilities of such a place fills my aching heart with joy. I never need to drink from an actual mountain stream, or wander the corners of Venice, or hear live music, or crunch through a forest of autumn leaves, or breathe in the cold air on a winter’s morning, I can have this real world packaged up in handy zeros and ones, then zipped into my eyeballs without ever having to leave my armchair. Doesn’t it sound idyllic?

(Lilting pipe sounds suddenly scratch to a halt)

Christ and I thought the dystopian, post-apocalyptic future of Mad Max looked bleak. Is it just me or does this sound like pure hell. A world of utter emptiness where any sense of being human is automated out of the equation, reduced, as it is, down to a set of pixels to be sold and haggled over in real time, all the time, by a rabid marketplace. As I picture this world, ‘META’ doesn’t feel quite right. Rearrange a couple of letters though and you get the perfect bit of rebranding for such a soul destroying place. A word which neatly sums up the future if we continue to let incredibly powerful techno-nuts like Zuckboy shape it for us - MEAT.


I just love British humour sometimes (as well as my own). So cutting and sardonic.


The hypocrisy of the far-left is something else.

Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence - this is where all religions fall down.
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It’s Hebrew for dead.

I’ve thought Facebook should be meta for a long time.
If the milk turns out to be sour, I aint the kinda pussy to drink it!
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Don't just deactivate your Facebook account. Delete it permanently

Jason Cipriani 5 hrs ago
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People's opinions about Facebook are a mixed bag. For some, the social media site is an essential tool for keeping in touch with friends and family around the globe, interacting with common-interest groups and getting news. But others see Facebook in terms of privacy violations, political brawling, damaging misinformation and other content that could be harmful to teens. Now known as Meta, Facebook has a new name but the same old problems. Whatever your reasons for wanting to cancel your account, we'll tell you below what steps to follow.


It's important to note that there's a difference between deleting your Facebook account and deactivating it. Deactivating your Facebook account temporarily freezes it, which is useful if you want a brief hiatus. But that does nothing to prevent the company from tracking your online activity. . .

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icon: Maybe it's just time to quit your doomsurfing.

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Iceland tourism body roasted Mark Zuckerberg's metaverse ambitions and infamous sunscreen photo in a parody video

insider@insider.com (Isobel Asher Hamilton) 2 hrs ago

Iceland tourism body roas... (msn.com)

  • Iceland tourist body released a new ad on Thursday.
  • The video is a parody of Mark Zuckerberg's announcement that Facebook was changing its name to Meta.
  • It pokes fun at Zuckerberg's ambitions to make Meta a metaverse company.

An Iceland tourism body on Thursday released a promotional video of the country directly parodying Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

In the video a Zuckerberg lookalike - dubbed "Zack Mossbergsson" - pokes fun at the stiltedness of Zuckerberg's announcement late last month that Facebook was changing its name to Meta. "Hello and welcome to this very natural setting," the presenter says.

"Today I want to talk about a revolutionary approach to connect our world without being super weird," he adds.

The Zuckerberg-alike then goes on to introduce the "Icelandverse," a clear parody of Zuckerberg's metaverse ambitions.

The video was produced by Inspired by Iceland, a public-private entity that promotes Iceland and its products.

The word metaverse is a term borrowed from science-fiction, and refers to a future version of the internet that people access through virtual and augmented reality. Zuckerberg said during the rebrand announcement last month he wants Meta to be "metaverse first, not Facebook first."

The presenter in the Iceland ad describes the Icelandverse as "enhanced actual reality without silly-looking headsets."

Mark Zuckerberg at Facebook Connect 2021. Facebook

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Facebook Employees Pushed... (msn.com)

Facebook Employees Pushed Company To Exclude Criticism Of White People, Men From Hate Speech Rules: REPORT

Ailan Evans

Facebook employees urged executives to exclude criticism directed towards white people and men from the company’s hate speech policies, according to internal documents reported on by The Washington Post.

Facebook researchers tried to change the company’s content moderation algorithms that automatically delete hate speech, because they viewed the algorithms as inadequately protecting minority users, The Washington Post reported, citing internal memos and research. The effort came following a document from April 2020 which showed that around 90% of hate speech algorithms were detecting and removing content directed towards white people and men.

Employees work in Facebook's "War Room," during a media demonstration on October 17, 2018, in Menlo Park, California. - The freshly launched unit at Facebook's Menlo Park headquarters is the nerve center for the fight against misinformation and manipulation of the largest social network by foreign actors trying to influence elections in the United States and elsewhere. The war room, which will ramp up activity for the November 6 midterm US elections, is the most concrete sign of Facebook's efforts to weed out misinformation. (Photo by NOAH BERGER / AFP)    (Photo credit should read NOAH BERGER/AFP via Getty Images)

Researchers argued that these figures indicated bias in Facebook’s automatic deletion algorithms because the content reported to be the most “harmful” or “the worst of the worst” was more often directed at minority groups, the Post reported.

Employees work in Facebook’s “War Room,” during a media demonstration on October 17, 2018, in Menlo Park, California. (Photo by NOAH BERGER/AFP via Getty Images)

The employees then urged Facebook executives, including the vice president of global public policy, Joel Kaplan, to ditch Facebook’s “race-blind” hate speech algorithms which did not discriminate based on the race to which the hate speech was directed, according to the Post. Instead, the researchers pushed for algorithms that automatically removed hate speech directed only towards black people, Jews, LGBTQ individuals, Muslims and people of multiple races.

Kaplan reportedly did not want to accept the researchers’ proposal as he did not believe Facebook should favor certain races over others, and he also reportedly worried that conservatives would view the changes as politically motivated. However, Kaplan eventually conceded to internal pressure and approved changes, first reported by the Post in December 2020, that stopped automatically removing hate speech directed towards white people, Americans and men.

Facebook did not immediately respond to the Daily Caller News Foundation’s request for comment.

“We did not implement all parts as doing so would have actually meant fewer automated removals of hate speech such as statements of inferiority about women or expressions of contempt about multiracial people,” Facebook spokesman Andy Stone told the Post.

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