Twitter's Jack Dorsey Retweets Wendy's 'Meat' Facebook Joke on Meta Change

Twitter head Jack Dorsey was among the social media users to make a lighthearted jab at competitor Facebook, now known as "Meta."

Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday introduced the Meta rebrand, gathering together the platform's apps and technologies under a new umbrella, stating: "Meta's focus will be to bring the metaverse to life and help people connect, find communities and grow businesses."

The news triggered a wave of jokes and memes online, with one of the most popular by fast-food restaurant Wendy's being retweeted by Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey's account.

Burger chain Wendy's announced its updated social media profile name with the tweet: "Changing name to Meat," which was retweeted almost 30,000 times within hours, including one by Dorsey.

Changing name to Meat

— Meat (@Wendys) October 28, 2021

The Twitter CEO added in another tweet: "Meta: referring to itself or to the conventions of its genre; self-referential."

The original tweet by Wendy triggered an entertaining back and forth between the burger chain and Meta.

The social media giant later responded to Wendys' "Never meta face we couldn't book!" joke with: "Shoulda let that one cook a bit longer."

meta: referring to itself or to the conventions of its genre; self-referential.

— jack⚡️ (@jack) October 28, 2021

This is not the first time Dorsey has used social media to poke fun at his competitors. In early October as Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp were down for several hours, the Twitter CEO jumped in to add his reaction.

After a user posted on October 4 the Facebook.com domain is for sale, he remarked, "How much?"

Then after the official Twitter account posted a wry "Hello literally everyone" message, WhatsApp tweeted back "hello!"

Dorsey then responded by writing: "Thought this was supposed to be encrypted..."

The Twitter head then continued to apparently enjoy his rival's outages, writing: "Wow this blew up. Here's a link to my SoundCloud."

wow this blew up

here’s a link to my SoundCloud: https://t.co/VzV1nNqfxy

— jack⚡️ (@jack) October 4, 2021

Newsweek has contacted Meta and Twitter for comment.

The company formerly known as Facebook announced on Thursday its rebranding with a statement posted on the social media site.

Meta wrote: "When Facebook launched in 2004, it changed the way people connect. Apps like Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp further empowered billions around the world.

"Now, Meta is moving beyond 2D screens toward immersive experiences like augmented and virtual reality to help build the next evolution in social technology."

One eagle-eyed viewer of Mark Zuckerberg's announcement video spotted in the Facebook founder's statement that he used "BBQ sauce as a book stopper."

This triggered another wave of jokes on Reddit, with user RuestVincent writing: "Needs it for when he's smoking meats."

User BlakeMorris02 added: "[BBQ sauce] Sweet Baby Ray's. For smoking meats. Brisket and ribs. Smoking meats."

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Facebook's Meta name change has triggered ridicule online, with one joke apparently enjoyed by Meta rival, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Getty Images