SAN FRANCISCO: Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg highlighted the company’s renewed values and urged employees to be “Metamats” who respect each other and look to the future.
Zuckerberg shared the memo with employees on his Facebook page, an updated credit after the internet giant changed its name to Meta in October.
We simply updated the values that guide our work as we build the next part of our company as a commodity,” Zuckerberg wrote.
According to the company’s co-founder and CEO, Facebook last revised its declared values in 2007.
Since its early days, Facebook’s “move fast and break everything” ethic has evolved from simply “acting fast” as a team to deliver innovation.
Meta’s new faith also calls for direct but respectful colleagues to cooperate as Metamate.
“Meta, Metamates, I are all about being good stewards of our company and our mission,” Zuckerberg wrote.
“It’s about taking care of our company and each other.”
These values also require a long-term focus and building “great things”.
On Twitter, Zuckerberg’s idea of urging employees to be Metamat on morale was immediately ridiculed.
Some joked that the word was more appropriate for a bad dating program, even for sailors in troubled waters.
“Report to Metatorium for Metammings Metammets” Read one of the many taunts thrown on Twitter.
Others have described it as part of an attempt to divert attention from Facebook’s problems.
Critics derided the Facebook rebranding as an attempt to avoid the disruptive comments of newscaster Frances Haugen.
Facebook Papers has shown that company executives are aware of the potential harm of their site on a number of fronts, including the uncontrolled spread of hate speech in developing countries and the impact of Instagram on adolescent mental health.
“For those of us living today, @Meta Facebook doesn’t convince us to kill,” Haugen said on Twitter on Tuesday.
“Facebook should realize the damage it has done today, never turn to @Meta-verse and never look back.”
As we create the next chapter of our meta company, we have updated the values that guide our work, ”Zuckerberg wrote.