When Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg introduced that his firm was rebranding to Meta, he could not have imagined that this may be mocked not simply by social media customers but in addition by authorities enterprises. In a transfer that’s certain to boost eyebrows, Iceland’s tourism authorities took a dig on the Facebook founder and Meta of their newest video. Using language just like Mr Zuckerberg’s introduction of Meta and the “Metaverse”, Iceland Tourism launched a video inviting individuals to be a part of the “Icelandverse”, a “new”, “immersive” world that’s “real”. In the video, Icelandic actor and author Jorundur Ragnarsson portrays the function of the “chief visionary officer Zack Mosbergsson”.
Dressed in all-black, he explains the initiative in the identical manner as Mr Zuckerberg within the video launched on the launch of Meta. His hair and physique language, too, mimic the entrepreneur.
The video has been titled, “Introducing the Icelandverse”. “The next evolution of social connection, millions of years in the making Icelandverse,” reads the caption of the video shared, mockingly, on Facebook.
“Today, I want to talk about a revolutionary approach on how to connect our world, without being super weird. Some said it’s not possible. Some said it’s out of reach. To them, we say ‘it’s already here’… and what do we call this not-so-new chapter in human connectivity? The Icelandverse,” says the actor within the video.
The video has acquired 9.12 lakh views and over 800 feedback.
And how did Mark Zuckerberg himself react to the parody? With good humour. “Amazing. I need to make a trip to the Icelandverse soon. Glad you’re wearing sunscreen too,” Mr Zuckerberg wrote within the feedback part, probably in reference to his notorious sunscreen photo from Hawaii.
The authorities responded, saying, “Oh, hi Mark! You’re always welcome. Icelandverse is open 24/7!”
Another consumer commented, “Mark Zuckerberg is that you? But with another voice over?”
The video confirmed the actor struggling to open a door. Many noticed this as an obvious reference to Mr Zuckerberg reportedly ready for individuals to open doorways for him.
“I seriously cracked up at the door scene. I still have trouble opening the doors here,” one consumer mentioned.
Another mentioned, “Marketing done right. Meta should hire them.”
“Well played Iceland…. Well played,” mentioned one consumer.
Well, if you’re questioning what Mr Zuckerberg’s mentioned whereas introducing Meta, watch this video:
According to Sky News, Iceland was a well-liked vacation spot earlier than the COVID-19 minimize the variety of guests. In 2019, it had about two million guests.
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