If Kanye West can change the name, why not Facebook? According to today the Verge, the company that owns Facebook and Instagram social networks, of the Oculus virtual reality platform and whatsapp messaging app looks for a new name.
The objective, according to filtration, is not to subtract weight to all the trouble in which it has recently been involved, as an investigation into the US, several fires caused by information published by the press and the constant pressure of the regulators of the European Union. According to the company, it is due to the need to better represent the services it offers and focus more on the development of 'metaveso', thus leaving the Facebook name just to refer to the social network itself.
Facebook and it seems that also its CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, have recently been obsessed with metaverse, an expression coined by the science fiction author Neal Stephenson to refer to virtual worlds controlled with fist of private companies.
It is an expression that Facebook and other companies from Silicon Valley use to refer to virtual worlds to which we are accessed using the technology that they develop, be a mobile, a virtual reality console or helmets. ROBLOX or Fortnite video games are considered part of the metaverse, for example.
Since Mark Zuckerberg plans to participate in a conference at the company's annual event named as Facebook Connect, which is celebrated on October 28. It is expected that the new name is revealed in this event.Updated Date: 20 October 2021, 20:13