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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I know the name announcement has been met with much discussion and more than a few snarky responses.  So here's one more:  Meta - kinda blah but MeDuh might "work".  🙃  Just Kidding - unless someone actually thinks it is a winner.   

Oct 29, 2021 08:30 PM
Dario Ferreira
Attleboro, MA
Internet Marketing & SEO

Nothing will change.

Facebook, the social media network, is not changing its name, Facebook , the company, is.

Meta will be the parent company of Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, etc.

Oct 30, 2021 06:59 AM
Buzz Mackintosh
Mackintosh REALTORS - Frederick, MD
“Experience, reliable, leadership”

They need a little Meta~mucil to help the policies they put in place flow. Zuckerberg has looked a little constipated lately !

Oct 30, 2021 06:54 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

I really do not give a rats bottom about anything FB.  

Oct 30, 2021 07:29 AM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

Who cares is my first response.  It's just to say 'nothing to see here' after all the bru ha ha going on with their negative press.  I heard today that this happened very quickly....the whole name change idea thing.  As for google, it's always been alphabet  so not sure what you mean by that?


I use FB to keep in touch with a few friends.....very small group. I did delete FB a few years ago as I had far too many 'friends' and it got way to bizarre.  Now it's just real friends...which is fun.

Oct 29, 2021 09:26 PM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

Nothing will change for me. I use FB to keep in contact with a limited number of family and friends. Meta includes all of the FB apps/companies. It is just a re-branding. No real change in the individual components that make up Meta.

Oct 29, 2021 07:17 PM
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

This could turn into a "Coca Cola moment" for them or it could be part of the witness protection plan.... don't take my word for it!

Oct 30, 2021 05:29 AM
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY

We had a company called Sears & Roebuck that became Sears and is now defunct, maybe he is trying to join them!

Oct 30, 2021 04:57 AM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

LOL, FB can change its name to FJB if they want and it won't matter! 
It's just a re-brand so we will forget their atrocities. 

We won't. As long as it's free it will be used, sometimes against them. 

Long live the internet! LOLLLL

Oct 30, 2021 06:11 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Personally think most of social media is a terrible waste of time and a blemish on the internet. Call it what you will, I avoid it.

Oct 30, 2021 04:08 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I think I have more important things to worry about. Seems to me it's just rebranding. 

Oct 29, 2021 10:04 PM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I could care less about Facebook these days, it has been horrible for quite a while and it seems that fewer and fewer people use it.  I am more excited about ActiveRain becoming what it should be for the real estate industry.

Oct 30, 2021 04:57 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

My use has not yet been impacted by the change of name.

Oct 30, 2021 04:31 AM
Karen Climer
Demetree School of Real Estate - Orlando, FL
Teaching people to pass the real estate exam

I do not have a Facebook account, or should I say Meta account.  This change will not persuade me to sign up.

Oct 29, 2021 06:28 PM
Derrick Guevremont
Counselor Realty of Rochester - Rochester, MN
Rochester MN Homes for Sale

Had not heard that so I had to look it up. Still don’t understand except they are changing their name? I do not pay for Facebook ads and will not. Different name, same old snakes.

Oct 30, 2021 12:09 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I understand the strategy, it wont affect my use of any of these apps though.

Oct 29, 2021 10:59 PM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

To paraphrase The Bard: "A turd by any other name would still smell as gross."

It's rebranding to get away from bad press.  Similar to when "New Coke" rebranded as "Coke Zero" or when "High Fructose Corn Syrup" rebranded as "Corn Sugar" or "Corn Syrup."


I'll still call them "Farcebook" or "Fakebook" and it won't make me use them any more.


This Vice article sums it up nicely:

Zuckerberg Announces Fantasy World Where Facebook Is Not a Horrible Company

Oct 30, 2021 10:24 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I saw that on the news yesterday and wondered WHY the change.   Won't change anything I do.

Oct 30, 2021 06:04 AM
Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
NC Real Estate Transition & Relocation 919-602-848

The name isn't very catchy...yet. If they succeed in what they're doing, I think it will be a huge change. If you don't keep up with it you may not know what your kids and grand kids are talking about.

I saw a presentation at a Real Estate tech show a few years back showing where your AI can go into a virtual room, meet with a client, explain documents, and have them sign virtually. Buyers can go into homes virtually without ever leaving their house. If FB pulls this off, that is what people will be able to do. If buyers can do that, then the possibilities are endless.

I only saw part of the Zuckerberg FB presentation. I think it is kind of like video gaming meets zoom. Some of what they were talking about wasn't clear to me. 

The technology and what you can do is very cool. However, with it will be the negative things. I really hope before they release it they put some strong controls in place.

Oct 30, 2021 05:44 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

I'm not overly fond of Facebook but use it as Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker does to keep up with family and friends. The name change reminds me of what someone does when they want to divert attention from their bad press to something else. 

Oct 30, 2021 11:38 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I think they are copying original name change of Ron Artest former laker whose now name is Meta World Peace...Alphabet, Meta, is the garbage wrapped in is a French expression and I cleaned it up a bit!

Oct 30, 2021 10:52 AM
Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN

With all the censorship and negativity its still:   NYETA

Oct 30, 2021 07:43 AM
J.R. Schloemer, CRS
Kentucky Select Properties - Louisville, KY

I am on the verge of canceling my FB account. I rarely get on it, because I don't want to see and read all the lies everyone perpetuate. I've toyed the idea for the last 5 years. 

Oct 30, 2021 07:39 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

As I understood it, the change in name is for the holding company only. 

Oct 30, 2021 02:37 PM
Gary Frimann, CRS, GRI, SRES
Eagle Ridge Realty / Signature Homes & Estates - Gilroy, CA
REALTOR and Broker

FB just getting ready to be split up.  I heard that Mark Zuckerberg is changing his name to Mother Theresa!  😅

Oct 30, 2021 12:17 PM
Shayne Stone
HomeSmart - Fulshear, TX
"Your Rock Solid Choice Realtor" RETIRED

Great strategy move to bury yourself deeper under the corporate unbrella to protect oneself - LOL...


Oct 30, 2021 11:53 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Since FB and IG and all the other FB calleral will continue under the existing brands, I see little affect on useage by anyone.
However, if or when the name FB goes away, that will be a brilliant move. And Yes, I would continue using it becuase Messenger is an incredable marketing too.

Oct 30, 2021 05:13 AM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
CEO of Vision Drive Realty - Coastal San Diego

Huh? and Meh! is all I can come up with.

Oct 30, 2021 03:01 PM
Steve Higgins
RE/MAX Kelowna - Kelowna, BC

It will not affect my use either way. It will remain Facebook, Meta will be the parent company of all 3 Apps.

Oct 30, 2021 05:52 PM
Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI
HomeSmart Real Estate - Scottsdale, AZ
Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell

To me it like these goofy drug names that don't mean anything. Facebook provides an image in ones mind "face". Meta? Metanificient? Or...MetaMutaMotta? 😎

Oct 30, 2021 12:15 PM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

Just an illusion. 

Oct 30, 2021 11:39 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

It matters not to me! It won't impact my use and FB will still be FB!

Oct 31, 2021 08:46 AM
Don Baker
Lane Realty - Eatonton, GA
Lake Sinclair Specialist

nothing we see will change.  I don't care what they name of their company is

Oct 30, 2021 01:57 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Meta Nota Knowa Thata!

Oct 31, 2021 02:51 PM
Eileen Burns 954.483.3912
Trans State Commercial RE Ft. Lauderdale/Miami/Palm Beach - Fort Lauderdale, FL
FLorida Real Estate Connector

just read Meta in Hebrew language means dead😍

Oct 31, 2021 08:57 AM
Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo

I don't believe it will be changed.  It is too powerful of a name and image.  No one should be crushed by these politicians.

Oct 31, 2021 08:52 PM