Wiser! #43 (Premium): When Facebook, the world's largest social network, renames to "Meta", it positions the Metaverse as the Next Computing Platform, aka Web3, the next generation of the Internet.
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Once Upon A Time There Was This Social Network Called Facebook
BackStory: The term "Metaverse" has been bubbling under for a while now, but it made front-page news this week when Mark Zuckerberg announced the rebranding of Facebook to Meta. Even my mum has heard of the Metaverse now!
You may have wondered what's the big deal and why this story should be interested? The reason is that, for many, the Metaverse is the start of a new era for the Internet. For Facebook to make such a bold step is a huge bet that this next generation of the Internet will be the "next computing platform".