Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak says Facebook still has a user trust problem despite new Meta name

Apple cofounder weighs in on Facebook's new name and what it means for the company's brand.


The internet had a field day last week when Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that the company would be changing its name to Meta. The CEO stated that the move was made in order to better reflect the company’s business and the fact that it’s expanded far beyond just a social media company. Many people had a lot to say about the name change, including Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak, who said that Meta still has a user trust problem, despite the new name.

Steve Wozniak was on the Yahoo Finance show Unicorn Hunters when he spoke about Meta and the company’s decision to change its name.

"They [Facebook] have a problem even with the new name. We're going to be cautious how much we trust them,” Wozniak said. He went on to reference the company he co-founded, Apple. “What company had to change its name? Apple managed to keep its name throughout time. That means you have a very good brand and the name is worth something.”

Many criticized the name-change as an attempt for the company to avoid the irreparable damage that’s been done to the Facebook brand, and it seems that Steve Wozniak agrees. From security concerns to a role in the spread of hateful messaging and misinformation, Facebook had a multitude of issues on its hands, and those problems don’t disappear with a rebrand.

Moving forward, Facebook will now be known as Meta. That said, the Facebook moniker is one that will likely never truly go away, and the company will still have to answer for all of the behavior it exhibited under that name. For more on Meta and how the company operates following its rebrand, be sure to stick with us here on Shacknews.

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      November 1, 2021 10:16 AM

      I mean, yeah. When even Chuck fucking Tingle calls it out that says everything:

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        November 1, 2021 10:22 AM

        Has anyone actually read a Chuck Tingle "Tingler"?

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          November 1, 2021 10:24 AM

          I certainly haven't, though I have smirked at excerpts from them.

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            November 1, 2021 12:47 PM

            I bought one so I could put it on goodreads as currently reading. It was really really gay.

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              November 1, 2021 1:25 PM

              That seems like it'd go without saying.

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                November 1, 2021 2:29 PM

                I read it. iirc it was about a young dude starting a new job at a law firm, fresh off of a collegiate career in sports and his juris doctorate.

                The law firm, was of course, ran by T-rex's and he was one of or the only human. He showed up and his boss pulled him into his office, and said he had a proposition for him, if he could sexually satisfy all the t-rex partners in the firm, starting that evening and continuing until the business opened the next morning, they'd basically pay him a mid 6 figures salary for like 20 years and not require him to come in the office. After thinking about it, he accepted.

                And then it was brutally rape-y for about 50 pages of seeing how many t-rex dicks could fit inside him at one time, and over the course of the ordeal he grew to love it, and when he went home with his big ass first paycheck and no requirement to come back in, he knew in his heart he was going to show up the next day in the hope the experience would be relived.

                4 stars, worth the $2.99

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      November 1, 2021 10:23 AM

      Damn, I really thought that would solve it, too.

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      November 1, 2021 11:28 AM

      The problem seems that only the people that do not trust meta are the ones not using it.
      Most people are ok with it

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      November 1, 2021 1:56 PM

      Steve gets it. He should be running the place in my opinion.

      Fuck Facebook.

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