#Facebook plans to change its name as part of company rebrand – report
Dear #Fediverse, this is the opportunity we get once in a lifetime -- we can suggest a new name for Facebook!
Quick first ideas:
- The Antisocial Network
- Tire-All Corporation
- Aperture Data Science
And another new name for #Facebook suggestion:
- Company Formerly Known As Facebook
That's what it's going to end up being anyway. 🤷♀️
@rysiek "Dumb Fucks inc."
referencing this one
It's the *https* version that does not work at all.
Relentless would have been a more descriptive name, but I don't know if it would have helped (us) any. People call their food-replacement shakes Soylent. I feel like you could call Facebook "Society killer" and people would still go there 😅
My bets are on something like Portal, Horizon, entrance to the multiverse kinda vibe.
Part of me wonders whether this is a Zuckerberg idea to create a buzz, and that no namechange will happen.
If they do want a new name, can I suggest:
No, not the number, it stands for Privacy ignored.
@fitheach I am almost certain this is a desperate attempt to cover the absolutely horrible month they had and the presumably damning journalistic investigation supposedly coming very soon:
I mean, if FB's Newsroom already knows about this, it probably means that FB was asked to comment, and that happens within days of publishing a large investigative story.
Yes, I do have my popcorn ready.
Indeed, and what better way of deflecting attention than creating a big story. If you can't kill a story, create a bigger one elsewhere.
I had hoped the Cambridge Analytica story might kill Facebook. Sadly, the general populace didn't care. Will it be different this time?
I'm aware of people doing all five of those things at once. It didn't end well.
Regulation for things which harm other people (like drink driving or smoking in public places) can usually work well.
I'm not so convinced of regulation for things which only affect the individual concerned. For example, banning smoking completely could replicate the US alcohol prohibition.
The bans outdoors though went a step too far since they were pretty much targeted less on second-hand smoke and more on the smokers themselves.
I think that encourages a counterproductive kind of anti-institutional resentment.
I wouldn't blame all of our currently prominent, acute public health woes entirely on that but there are congruences and connections.
@rysiek I sincerely doubt their average user can find the app or the website for a decent while if the name changes.
And I don't even mean that like derisively.
@rysiek Are they really changing the name of the website, or is this just a Google->Alphabet Corp type thing?
@rysiek Dave Winer calls it the Zuckerverse: http://scripting.com/2021/10/20/194852.html?title=whenPeopleLoveRss
On reflection, why not Mud?
Gonna be some bullshit to replace peoples basic Terminology for something like google for search or excel for spreadsheets...
- the Internet
- the database
Realistically the merge of WhatsApp/Facebook/Instagram into one new branded platform would basically be a freaking large part of the digital reality of a scary amount of people... And maybe more convenient as single interface solution to sell to law enforcement :P
But it may also be "X AE A-XII". First of all to annoy Musk (who probably didn't trademark his child's name), and because no one will remember it when they want to write more harshly critical news articles.
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