Facebook image is being modernized and its employees are required to make some changes as well. On Tuesday, February 15, Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of the social networking giant whose reputation has been tainted by numerous scandals, stated that speed, long-term vision, and respect must now guide Meta employees.
On his Facebook page, the tech genius listed some of the new values intended to embody the transformation launched with the new name Meta, which was adopted in the fall. Starting with the new name of its employees: “metamates” [in French, “friends of Meta”].
“Act fast”, “Focus on long-term impact”, “Build great things”, “Live in the future,” “Be direct and respect your colleagues” are now the principles of “metamates”, at the instead of “Be Bold” and “Focus on Impact.”
“We wrote the company’s values in 2007. They turned out to be very enduring, but a lot of things have changed. We now have a global community and a very widespread impact. And we are now a metaverse society, we are building the future of social connections,” said Mark Zuckerberg.
The term “metaverse” refers to the Internet’s future potential, a kind of parallel universe accessible primarily through augmented and virtual reality equipment.
The CEO made the announcement while Facebook was dealing with one of the worst crises in its history when a whistleblower accused his former employer of “putting profits before the safety” of its users.
Following a number of data privacy scandals, and as authorities investigate potential competition law violations, the new name has been interpreted as an attempt to divert attention away from data privacy concerns. Instagram and Facebook.
In response, Mark Zuckerberg stated that the construction of the metaverse would be costly and time-consuming. “While the direction is clear, our path is not yet fully defined,” he said on a Feb. 2 conference call with analysts.
On Tuesday, Meta also announced that Facebook’s “news feed” (“news feed”) would be renamed “Feed.” The platform, which is frequently chastised for spreading misinformation, has been attempting to shift away from political content and toward exchanges between relatives and communities of interest since the last US presidential election.