https://paloaltoonline.com/square/print/2021/10/29/facebook-changes-its-name-to-meta


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Facebook changes its name to Meta

Original post made on Oct 29, 2021

Facebook's iconic blue thumbs-up sign outside its Menlo Park headquarters was replaced by a new logo -- a slightly compressed infinity sign in varying hues of blue -- as part of rebrand of the social media company, now called Meta.

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Posted by ALB
a resident of College Terrace
on Oct 29, 2021 at 7:03 pm

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So now to lift from the funny man in the New Yorker we are witnessing a miracle the transformation of Zuckerberg. He will now save the world in his metaverse as Mother
Teresa.


Posted by Donald
a resident of South of Midtown
on Oct 29, 2021 at 9:43 pm

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Their logo is not a "slightly compressed infinity sign". You need to see it rotating to really understand it.


Posted by ALB
a resident of College Terrace
on Oct 30, 2021 at 9:08 am

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The logo looks like an intrauterine device. In Hebrew the word metra is death. In a rush to change the conversation Zuckerberg has made a mega branding gaffe.


Posted by ALB
a resident of College Terrace
on Oct 30, 2021 at 9:23 am

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The word meta means death in Hebrew.


Posted by Hinrich
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Oct 30, 2021 at 9:35 am

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Uh Oh - it’s metastasizing. Zuckerberg hiding an evil empire behind a new logo is a chameleon gimmick to avoid scrutiny. Hide the kids.


Posted by Rebecca Eisenberg
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Oct 30, 2021 at 3:03 pm

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Technically, Meta is the female form of the verb "to die." Colloquially it means "she dies." ("he" which means "she" in Hebrew sometimes is omitted) ("who" means "he." Yes Abbott & Costello were Jewish.). Meta also is the adjective form of "to die" (or technically, I guess, a past participle).

Zuck apparently meant it to refer to the "meta-universe" -- as in, the existence of an infinity of universes to encompass all potentiality of choices and outcomes. This is demonstrated by the infinity sign.

TLDR: Zuck tries to become ruler of all universes, and instead declares his company dead. From his mouth to G-d's ears.


Posted by Annette
a resident of College Terrace
on Nov 2, 2021 at 7:52 am

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THUMBS up to Hinrich for "metastasizing".

It's hard to be fully enthused about AI. Robotics are awesome and it is fascinating to see what the folks at companies like Boston Dynamics are able to do and the for-good applications of their genius, but there's a dark side to AI that could drive home the point that sometimes tech goes a step too far.


Posted by Online Name
a resident of Embarcadero Oaks/Leland
on Nov 2, 2021 at 10:16 am

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Yes! And one obvious dark side is the unemployment created by the delivery robots to cite just one example.