Introducing, Meta Platforms Inc.

What is Meta?

Meta, or Meta Platforms inc, is a ‘Social Technology Company‘.

To me and you though, it is the company formerly known as Facebook, which stills runs the social media platform, alongside other huge platforms including Instagram and Whatsapp.

Meta was introduce to the world in October 2021 by CEO Mark Zuckerberg. The announcement post said that Meta would focus on ‘bring(ing) the metaverse to life and help people connect, find communities and grow businesses’.

Where is Meta based?

  • Meta’s headquarters are in Menlo Park, a city within the San Francisco Bay Area of California in the United States.
  • Meta has offices across the world, including London, Sao Paulo, Tokyo and Tel Aviv.

Which companies does Meta own?

At the core of Meta is Facebook, the social network originally launched by Mark Zuckerberg (& others) in 2004.

Meta also own;

  • Instagram
  • Whatsapp
  • Oculus
  • Giphy
  • Messenger
  • Workplace
  • Portal
  • Mapillary

Who is Meta’s CEO?

Meta’s CEO is currently Mark Zuckerberg, who has run the company since the original inception of Facebook in 2004.

Zuckerberg is 38 years old and a well known public figure. He was played by actor Jesse Eisenberg in the hit 2010 film the social network.