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Conor McGregor has mocked Mark Zuckerberg after the billionaire revealed on Thursday that Facebook will be changing its name.
The social networking site’s founder revealed that it will be adopting the name Meta, the new umbrella which will encompass all of the company’s various brands like Instagram and WhatsApp.
Zuckerberg did so by releasing a video in which he explained his dystopian-like idea of a “Metaverse”, a virtual world concept which he claimed is about “connecting with people.”
He kicked off the event by teasing a number of new social, gaming and workplace concepts for the Metaverse which left many scratching their heads.
The Facebook CEO said: “I’ve been thinking a lot about our identity as we begin this next chapter. Facebook is one of the most used products in the history of the world.
“It is an iconic social media brand, but increasingly it just doesn’t encompass everything that we do.
“Today we’re seen as a social media company but in our DNA, we are a company that builds technology to connect people.
“And the metaverse is the next frontier just like social networking was when we got started.”
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Zuckerberg showed several concept videos such as sending a holographic image of yourself to a concert with a friend who is attending in real life.
But former UFC double-weightclass champion McGregor – not a man to mince his words – showed his dismay towards the bizarre video on Twitter.
Responding to the clip, McGregor bluntly said: “Mate, leave it out.”
The concerned responses in reply to Zuckerburg’s teaser follows fears regarding Facebook’s reputation for collecting data, spreading misinformation on its platforms and the negative impact of social media on people’s health.
- Conor Mcgregor
- Mark Zuckerberg
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