What’s in a Name? Facebook’s Now Called Meta

Facebook's chief executive Mark Zuckerberg speaks during a live-streamed virtual and augmented reality conference to announce the rebrand of Facebook to Meta, in this screen grab taken from a video released on 28 October 2021.

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Facebook's chief executive Mark Zuckerberg speaks during a live-streamed virtual and augmented reality conference to announce the rebrand of Facebook to Meta, in this screen grab taken from a video released on 28 October 2021.

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An avatar of Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg is seen carrying a US flag while riding a hydrofoil in the "Metaverse" during a live-streamed virtual and augmented reality conference to announce that Facebook was being rebranded to Meta, in this screengrab taken from a video released on 28 October 2021.

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An avatar of Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg is seen carrying a US flag while riding a hydrofoil in the "Metaverse" during a live-streamed virtual and augmented reality conference to announce that Facebook was being rebranded to Meta, in this screengrab taken from a video released on 28 October 2021.

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Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg is seen fencing in the "Metaverse" with an Olympic gold medal fencer during a live-streamed virtual and augmented reality conference to announce the rebranding of Facebook, in this screengrab taken from a video released on 28 October 2021.

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Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg is seen fencing in the "Metaverse" with an Olympic gold medal fencer during a live-streamed virtual and augmented reality conference to announce the rebranding of Facebook, in this screengrab taken from a video released on 28 October 2021.

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Facebook employees unveil a new logo and the name 'Meta' on the sign in front of Facebook headquarters on 28 October 2021 in Menlo Park, San Mateo county in the state of California.

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Facebook employees unveil a new logo and the name 'Meta' on the sign in front of Facebook headquarters on 28 October 2021 in Menlo Park, San Mateo county in the state of California.

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Facebook's chief executive Mark Zuckerberg is seen after fencing in the "Metaverse" with an Olympic gold medal fencer during a live-streamed virtual and augmented reality conference to announce Facebook's rebranding.

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Facebook's chief executive Mark Zuckerberg is seen after fencing in the "Metaverse" with an Olympic gold medal fencer during a live-streamed virtual and augmented reality conference to announce Facebook's rebranding.

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Facebook's chief executive Mark Zuckerberg speaks to an avatar of himself in the "Metaverse" during a live-streamed virtual and augmented reality conference to announce the rebranding of Facebook.

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Facebook's chief executive Mark Zuckerberg speaks to an avatar of himself in the "Metaverse" during a live-streamed virtual and augmented reality conference to announce the rebranding of Facebook.

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Facebook employees take a photo with the company's new name and logo outside its headquarters in Menlo Park, San Mateo county in California on 28 October 2021 after the company announced that it is changing its name to Meta Platforms Inc.

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Facebook employees take a photo with the company's new name and logo outside its headquarters in Menlo Park, San Mateo county in California on 28 October 2021 after the company announced that it is changing its name to Meta Platforms Inc.

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An aerial view shows a newly unveiled logo for "Meta", the new name for Facebook's parent company, in front of Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, in San Mateo county, California on 28 October 2021.

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An aerial view shows a newly unveiled logo for "Meta", the new name for Facebook's parent company, in front of Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, in San Mateo county, California on 28 October 2021.

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