Thursday, August 17, 2023

"Meta’s $36 Billion Metaverse World Has Less Than 1000 Users" (META)

After this and Meta's Threads I am very close to believing the conspiracy theory that Zuckerberg is too dumb to have come up with the Facebook idea-and-execution-strategy himself.

From, August 17:

According to YouTuber Jarvis Johnson, Meta’s $36 billion-worth metaverse, Horizon Worlds, has around 900 daily users. According to Meta, the platform’s monthly users amounted to about 200,000 in October 2022. However, the YouTuber’s experience does not reflect this number.

Johnson mentioned that he spent a whole week at Horizon Worlds. According to the YouTuber, a majority of the users were under the age of 18. This leads to speculation about whether the age restriction in Meta’s metaverse is poorly implemented.

Meta Chief and its founder, Mark Zuckerburg, aimed to have around 500,000 monthly users by the end of 2022. However, going by Johnson’s research, current monthly numbers would be less than 30,000. This translates to more than a 94% deviation from Zuckerberg’s goal.

Why is Meta’s metaverse failing?....


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"Facebook and the CIA (FB; META)"