In yet another dramatic appeal for a name change, Elon Musk is now offering Meta owner Mark Zuckerberg $1 billion to change the name of Facebook.
This bold move stems from a recent post by the parody news site BabylonBee, which initially quoted Musk’s offer.
While confirming the offer’s legitimacy, Musk also added his personal touch to the proposal by suggesting that “Faceboob” would make a much better name for the platform. This move follows a pattern of lighthearted exchanges between the two tech giants.
The banter between Musk and Zuckerberg has been ongoing, with a proposed cage fight making waves on the internet earlier this year. However, the fight, which was set to take place at Italy’s Coliseum, has yet to materialize, with Zuckerberg accusing Musk of not being serious about it.
Musk’s willingness to offer $1 billion for a name change isn’t new. In a recent act of “accuracy,” he extended a similar proposition to Wikipedia, suggesting they rename themselves ‘Dickipedia.’ However, this time, Musk specified that the new name should stick for at least a year.
Musk even shared a screenshot of Wikipedia’s homepage, where it stated, “Wikipedia is not for sale” and featured “a personal appeal from Jimmy Wales.” He questioned why the Wikimedia Foundation needed so much money, considering that Wikipedia’s entire text could fit on a smartphone. He left a humorous request to add it to his Wikipedia page.
Musk’s playful interactions and unconventional offers add a unique and entertaining twist to the world of tech giants, showcasing their ability to engage in friendly banter and spark curiosity about the possibilities in the ever-evolving tech and social media landscape.