Meta, Metamates, Me all have one thing in common

So Mark Zuckerberg has updated Facebook/Meta’s company values, espousing a variation on the old maritime saying ‘ship, shipmates, self’. But did anyone else notice that the common element in ‘Meta, Metamates, Me’ is me, me me? Strangely apropos for a social media company, sending a clear signal of who is most important here.

And can you imagine people calling themselves Metamates in normal discussion? The company is opening itself up to a tsunami of memes, including it’s similarity to a grocery product that helps ‘keep you regular’…

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