scorecardSome Meta employees call key metaverse projects 'make Mark happy' as a nod to Mark Zuckerberg's changing priorities, report says
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Some Meta employees call key metaverse projects 'make Mark happy' as a nod to Mark Zuckerberg's changing priorities, report says

Kate Duffy   

Some Meta employees call key metaverse projects 'make Mark happy' as a nod to Mark Zuckerberg's changing priorities, report says
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Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg.    AP Photo/Mark Lennihan
  • Some Meta staff refer to certain metaverse projects as "make Mark happy," the NYT reported.
  • "Make Mark happy" was shortened into the acronym "MMH," two Meta employees told the NYT.

Some employees working at Meta are calling important metaverse projects "make Mark happy" as its CEO Mark Zuckerberg shifts his priorities, according to The New York Times' report on Sunday.

Two workers at tech giant Meta, formerly known as Facebook, told The Times that "make Mark happy" was shortened into the acronym "MMH." They told The Times that some employees have used the acronym as a joke to refer to certain projects involving the metaverse.

It comes at a time when Mark Zuckerberg is changing his priorities while Meta often reorganizes its workforce and experiences a high turnover of staff, according to The Times, which reported it spoke to over a dozen current and former Meta workers who requested to remain anonymous.

Some Meta workers have become unhappy about the company changing its strategies on a frequent basis rather than sticking to a plan, employees told The Times.

Meta didn't immediately respond to Insider's request for comment made outside of US operating hours.

"Being a cynic about new and innovative technology is easy," Meta spokesperson Andy Stone told The Times in a statement. "Actually building it is a lot harder — but that's what we're doing because we believe the metaverse is the future of computing."

Insider's Kali Hays reported that Meta was conducting "quiet layoffs" and telling some employees to find other jobs, which could impact as much as 15% of the company's workforce. Meta has also recently withdrawn internship offers from its program based in the UK and shut down its newsletter platform Bulletin.

It has been almost a year since Zuckerberg announced Facebook's new corporate name would change to Meta. The rebranding was part of Zuckerberg's push to focus on the company's mission of the "metaverse," a virtual space where people can interact digitally using their own avatars.




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