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Thursday, April 27, 2023


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Martin K.

Big head wrote:

> One doesn't have to use a specific word for something to be about a thing.

In particular when big head feels free to define the thing in whatever way big head feels like at any given moment.


> One doesn't have to use a specific word for something to be about a thing.

Then why communicate at all? If you want your words to be taken seriously and with deep thought and intention, maybe talk exactly about what you want to talk about with specific words for "something to be about a thing".

John M.

"One doesn't have to use a specific word for something to be about a thing."

-- Sure, if you don't mind being misquoted, misunderstood, and misrepresented about what you said.


It's almost like certain news sites all focus on the same thing and pick up the same phrases from quoted articles, instead of the original articles and the original quotes, then other sites cherry pick the negatives to try and prove that no one wants VR/AR to succeed and that it's failing.


"my guy", "take the L", "lol". I don't know Boz so maybe speaking like a seventh grader is just his "thing", but as an adult man, I can't help but be both amazed and disappointed to learn that the guy typing those responses is an executive at one of the world's largest companies.

You hit a nerve. Obviously, if things were all pink and rosy in the VR glass of Metaverse's metaverse arm, it would have been a bit easier for Boz to reply with a thoughtful response of why you are "wrong" about the metaverse taking a back seat at Meta.


Agree with RobertBose1. Bosworth was obviously stung, but should know better than to spit the dummy out like an adolescent, in public, in text, immortalized for the world to see and remember.


I have a left field opinion, which is unprovable. My take is that Meta did a few of its surveys amongst its regular large advertisers. Most answering that it didn't see a profit in scaling its ads within Meta's vision of the 'verse. Advertising on a forums platform like Facebook is relatively affordable since it's a shotgun approach. The more ads you try to get in a room full of avatars will only chase them away. A few billboard ads that scroll isn't popular either, as the advertisers will have to wait in turn for their ad to scroll in before they can count numbers. I think Meta is letting the pot simmer until they figure out the next ingredient.


More evidence Hamlet is correct.
'RIP Metaverse', The Business Insider,

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