Anderson, professor of journalism and executive director of the Imagining the Internet Center, weighed in on the lack of progress Meta has made during the past year to make the metaverse a reality.
A new CNN report examining the progress that Facebook parent company Meta has made in making the metaverse an integral part of daily life during the past year includes insights from Janna Anderson, professor of journalism and executive director of the Imagining the Internet Center.
It’s been a year since Facebook changed its name to Facebook, with CEO Mark Zuckerberg announcing during a virtual reality event that the company is banking on the creation of a future version of the internet called the “metaverse.”
CNN Business reporters Rachel Metz and Clare Duffy note that a year after the announcement, the “metaverse dream” seems just as far away as it did at the announcement.
“As far as the quick-twitch, give-me-more public is concerned, the progress seen so far is a letdown,” Anderson told the reporters. “Meta is suffering tremendous ridicule in social media and in the overall public zeitgeist.”
The full article is available on CNN Business.