Will Facebook’s Metaverse rebrand change everything wrong with the brand?

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CEO Mark Zuckerberg is seeking to ensure that he will be known for building this new concept. Next week, Facebook will be changing its company name to focus on its goal of building the metaverse, say reports from a source with direct knowledge of this issue who was cited by The Verge. Zuckerberg will be announcing the name change at the annual Connect conference on October 28. The name change will reflect Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s plans to focus on the metaverse experience. That said, some have speculated that the…

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Facebook’s metaverse will involve hiring 10,000 people in the EU

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The recruitment drive will be an important component for the company’s digital world ambition. Facebook has announced that it plans to hire 10,000 people in the European Union over the next five years as a part of its metaverse digital world vision. The social media giant announced that it was seeking high-skilled engineers in EU countries. Facebook is focusing its metaverse hiring primarily in France, Germany, Spain, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland and Ireland. “Europe is hugely important to Facebook,” said Facebook head of global affairs Nick Clegg and the company’s…

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New Twitter feature to give you a heads up that things could get heated

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The alert remains a “work in progress” but is meant to let people know a conversation could become intense. A new Twitter Feature has been announced as the social media platform aims to provide its users with a heads up that a conversation in which they intend to participate could become intense. The alert is a part of an overall effort the company is making to upgrade its platform “social privacy”. Overall, the Twitter feature is one of many that the company intends to roll out over the next while.…

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TikTok challenge trend leads to warning from California Teachers Association

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A list of monthly video themes has students recording themselves as the “Slap a Teacher”. A concerning list of TikTok challenge themes has been released, encouraging students to record themselves in behaviors such as vandalism, theft, and now violence has taken off across the United States. This month, the list instructs students to “Slap a Teacher” which has raised alarm among instructors. This week, the California Teachers Association released a statement in which it warned “Educators Beware!”, and which was shared on Facebook. It informed teachers of the nature of…

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Facebook backs down on developing Instagram for kids following strong opposition

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The social network had been digging in its heels about its plan to create a platform for kids under 13 years. Facebook has announced that it will be putting its intentions to develop Instagram for kids aged 13 and under on hold, as it has faced substantial opposition from certain child safety advocates. The company has said that it still intends to create the experience, but it is putting it on hold for now. “While we stand by the need to develop this experience, we’ve decided to pause this project,”…

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