““Meta, Metamates, Me is about being good stewards of our company and mission,” Zuckerberg said in a post on his Facebook profile, which reportedly followed an all-hands meeting detailing the company’s new direction. “It’s about the sense of responsibility we have for our collective success and to each other as teammates. It’s about taking care of our company and each other,” Zuckerberg wrote.-Jon Swartz, “Zuckerberg tells Facebook employees they are now ‘Metamates’.” marketwatch.com. February 15, 2022
Adding an -er to the end of the company name to indicate some kind of group, such as IBMer, Googler, etc? Standard. Following the conventions of other English words, such as Microsofties? A whimsical portmanteau of endings like attendee combined with a plural noun form of soft? A little out there but still understandable. But, Metamates? I’d take that as a sign of a company in the slow swirl of the drain toward MySpace like irrelevance.
Want to imagine being in the meeting that come up with this idea and being the person selling this to Zuckerberg? Probably don’t want to put that on your resume.