Meta updated its company values. Among the changes, its employees are now called "metamates."
In a Facebook post on Tuesday, Mark Zuckerberg announced that the company's changing its set of values to reflect the company's growth and new focus on the metaverse. The update changed “move fast” to “move fast together,” "be bold" to "build awesome things" and added “focus on long-term impact" to the list of values. Rather than having “be open” in its values, Meta added "live in the future" and “be direct and respect your colleagues” to the list.
It also changed "Newsfeed" to "Feed."
"We wrote our current company values back in 2007," Zuckerberg said in the post. "They have been remarkably durable, but a lot has changed during this time. We are now a distributed company. We have a global community and wide reaching impact. And we're now a metaverse company, building the future of social connection."
For its final value, Zuckerberg added “Meta, Metamates, Me" to the list, pushing the company's metaverse rebrand one step further. He said this one relates to "the sense of responsibility we have for our collective success and to each other as teammates."
"The saying is a reference to a Naval phrase, which Instagram has used for a while "Ship, Shipmates, Self," Andrew Bosworth, CTO of Meta, tweeted on Tuesday.