Mark Zuckerbergs’ New Promotional Video Told To Be “Weirdly Demonstrative”
Since Mark Zuckerberg announced the name change of the parent company from Facebook to Meta, he has been busy explaining the reasons for the new name. In a new video, Zuckerberg talks to a member of his studio team about the “exciting” games planned for Meta Quest. The chat session gained attention, however, mostly for the wrong reasons. Many people have examined the way the conversation unfolds, alleging that it appears to be scripted and heavily choreographed.
At the start of the clip, Mr. Zuckerberg asks his colleague to “show us some of the exciting games planned for Quest.” “Absolutely,” she replies, with a big smile and her hands outstretched in excitement.
The video, which has garnered more than 3.4 million views on Twitter, also caught the attention of Barry Malone, a reporter based in Washington, DC. “Just two humans having a perfectly natural conversation,” he said, his tongue firmly in his cheek.
Just two humans having a perfectly natural conversation. pic.twitter.com/mY2ACxe6nv
– Barry Malone (@malonebarry) October 30, 2021
Several others have also joined him to embark on the “bizarrely demonstrative” video.
“I think there must be a specially hired hand gesture coach who paid a fortune to train Facebook staff,” wrote one user.
I think there must be a specially hired hand gesture coach who paid a fortune to train staff to #Facebook
– DЯ #metanotbetter BRIΛИT ???????????? (@EmmaLBriant) October 31, 2021
Another asked if Mr Zuckerberg’s colleague in the video was using sign language or “was bizarrely demonstrative”. The user wrote that the Facebook boss himself wore a hairstyle that looked like “something from Star Trek.”
Is the girl doing sign language or is she just weirdly demonstrative? Zuckerburg’s hair is like something from Star Trek. Interaction of bananas.
– Richard Sheehan (@ risteard69) October 30, 2021
This person wrote: “She gestures like she is going to be fired if she forgets the choreography”.
She gestures like she’s going to get fired if she forgets the choreography
– OG McRibb (@OGMcRibb) October 31, 2021
Check out more reactions to the video below.
it would have been more fun if they were standing pic.twitter.com/tbHLBscGRp
– Black Mamba (@ BlackMambuh789) October 31, 2021
– CuzMin ♀️ ???? ♀️ (@MinnieMc_) October 31, 2021
Robotic conversation pic.twitter.com/o8jExfOIBW
– Ryan (@ryanxbase) October 31, 2021
On Thursday, Mark Zuckerberg announced that Facebook’s parent company will now be known as Meta. The rebranding exercise aims to reflect the company’s focus on the metaverse, an online world where people could exist and interact in shared virtual spaces. But many saw it as a step away from the criticism the social media giant is receiving over user privacy concerns and its business model.