Facebook rebrand sees Zuckerberg ‘ruin’ people’s tattoos and bling with new logo

After weeks of controversy over data privacy and safeguarding, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg revealed last night that the company will rename itself to 'Meta'.

Zuckerberg explained that Facebook will shift away from traditional social media and instead prioritise building a new kind of 3D internet that some have compared to The Matrix.

However, not everyone is happy about it—especially people who've spent hundreds on 'infinity' tattoos or jewellery, as the company's new logo resembles the infinity symbol.

"This pissed me off. The Infinity symbol means something special and personal to me. I don’t have a tattoo but I have a silver jewellery set this meta dork is about ruining for me," wrote one Twitter user.

"I totally get it. Had gifted a [infinity] design bracelet to my wife. Now am sure it will be in the closet forever," replied a peeved husband.

Others were glad they didn't rush into getting a tattoo of the symbol on holiday all those years ago. One user said: "Thank god I didn't get an infinity tattoo"

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Elsewhere, people just mocked Facebook's new logo. One person said it "looks like an infinity symbol that has erectile dysfunction".

If people with infinity tattoos are upset, people who have the old Facebook logo tattooed must be furious.

Zuckerberg explained that the social media giant will begin pooling its resources to build the 'Metaverse', a kind of 3D internet that you can walk around in.

Instead of talking to your friends via a chat window, the company claims you'll be able to chat face-to-face and engage in social 'experiences' as if you were together physically.

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"When I started Facebook, we mostly typed text on websites. When we got phones with cameras, the internet became more visual and mobile," the Facebook founder wrote in an open letter.

"[…] The next platform will be even more immersive — an embodied internet where you’re in the experience, not just looking at it. We call this the metaverse, and it will touch every product we build."

He went on to say: "In the metaverse, you’ll be able to do almost anything you can imagine — get together with friends and family, work, learn, play, shop, create — as well as completely new experiences that don’t really fit how we think about computers or phones today."

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The metaverse will allow people to 'teleport' to anywhere in the world as holograms, whether it's a concert or your parent's living room.

To get there, Facebook are investing heavily in VR and AR kit. On top of its smart glasses and Oculus VR headsets, the firm has announced a smart watch with video chat features.

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