Welcome to the Metaverse

At the end of October 2021, Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg announced to change the name of the company to “Meta”, to signal that the new brand is linked to more than social media and messenger services. The new name was chosen based on the so-called Metaverse - a virtual universe in which Zuckerberg sees the future of digital communication.

What exactly does metaverse mean and what are the goals of the big rebrand?

The students of the International Media Studies Master's programme of the DW Akademie, who come from all over the world, have dealt with these questions. In guest contributions, they shed light on the metaverse from the perspectives of their home countries and continents.

Discussion: Welcome to the Metaverse

Register now for our discussion on 19 January 2022 at 2:15 pm and discuss with us and our guest authors (The students of the masters program International Media Studies of the DW Akademie).


Master in International Media Studies - apply now!

The 13th intake of the Master’s Program “International Media Studies” gets underway September 2022 in Bonn. The interdisciplinary degree program of the University of Bonn, Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences and DW Akademie combines topics such as media and development, journalism, communication studies and media management. Applications are being accepted until March 31, 2022.

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January 2022

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