Whatever they call it, Facebook will still suck.

Meanwhile, the real promise for the future is decentralized tech that’s forging ahead

Re-sharing below the latest edition of #Web3Weekly, my regular newsletter about decentralization. This installment covers Oct. 17–23, 2021. If you’d like to get #Web3Weekly in your inbox every Sunday, please subscribe here.

Facebook may be changing its name soon, according to a big scoop by The Verge’s Alex Heath on Tuesday. Seems the company has caught so much bad PR lately that they want to distract everyone with this little gimmick. As if we’ll then forget all that silly unpleasantness about amplifying hate speech, harming teens’ mental health, and abetting genocide.

Whatever, dudes.

Let’s get to the news about stuff that actually represents the future of the internet. Because it’s clearly not the company Mark Zuckerberg founded, no matter what he wants to call the thing:

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Head of Content & Writer Development at Capsule Social. Also publish the newsletter #Web3Weekly. Former reporter for WSJ, Washington Post, and Vice.