Something, something, MySpace…
All the [whatever]VZ sites!
Which, tbf, were shameless copies of Facebook and deserved their fate.
I wonder whether I still have my StudiVZ account…
Oh you kids with your fancy social networks… back in the day GeoCities was where it’s at.
Maybe we should revive GeoCities as a retro-hipster thing. Instead of terrible site design we can have ironic terrible site design!
A key issue with Horizon’s development to date, according to Shah’s internal memos, is that the people building it inside Meta appear to not be using it that much. “For many of us, we don’t spend that much time in Horizon and our dogfooding dashboards show this pretty clearly,” he wrote to employees on September 15th. “Why is that? Why don’t we love the product we’ve built so much that we use it all the time? The simple truth is, if we don’t love it, how can we expect our users to love it?”
In a follow-up memo dated September 30th, Shah said that employees still weren’t using Horizon enough, writing that a plan was being made to “hold managers accountable” for having their teams use Horizon at least once a week. “Everyone in this organization should make it their mission to fall in love with Horizon Worlds. You can’t do that without using it. Get in there. Organize times to do it with your colleagues or friends, in both internal builds but also the public build so you can interact with our community.”
They’re hovering so close to self awareness here. Nobody inside the company wants to use their product that much, and instead of seeing this as a clear sign that the product isn’t viable or useful, management’s answer is to force people to use it more.
Meta can’t fail; it can only be failed.
Meta is too fail to big.