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Friday Oct 29 2021
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Web Desk

Meme fest on Twitter as Facebook changes company name to Meta

By
Web Desk
People pose for a photo in front of a sign of Meta, the new name for the company formerly known as Facebook, at its headquarters in Menlo Park, California, U.S. October 28, 2021. Photo: Reuters
People pose for a photo in front of a sign of Meta, the new name for the company formerly known as Facebook, at its headquarters in Menlo Park, California, U.S. October 28, 2021. Photo: Reuters

With Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's recent announcement of changing the social media site's parent company name to 'Meta', Twitter users were quick to react with hilarious memes.

Facebook changed its parent company name to Meta on Thursday as the tech giant tries to move past being a scandal-plagued social network to its virtual reality vision for the future.

The new handle comes as the company battles to fend off one of its worst crises yet and pivot to its ambitions for the "metaverse," which would blur the lines between the physical world and the digital one.

Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp -- which are used by billions around the world -- will keep their names under the rebranding critics have called an effort to distract from the platform's dysfunction.

Following the announcement, Meta has been one of the top trends on Twitter throughout today (Friday), with Twitter users giving their two cents on it.

Here's a compilation of some of the funniest posts we found on Twitter.