Threads was launched on July 5 as a text-based extension of Instagram, and the latest report is 100 million people signed up in the first five days. Meta’s platform is clearly an attempt to draw users from Twitter to its own ecosystem, but it still lacks major features, such as chronological feed, robust search, and, most importantly - you cannot delete their profile without also losing your Instagram posts.
The report comes from Quiver Quantitative, where the data is collected semi-manually. The number of users signing up to see what the fuss is about is rising by the hour, but no algorithm can track how many people leave the platform. Currently, one’s feed is filled with influencers, brands, and celebrities, and people might miss what their friends and family are posting.
Meanwhile, Elon Musk, CEO of Twitter, replied “Zuck is a cuck” under a tweet about Mark Zuckerberg’s presence on Threads. The questionable choice of words by the billionaire aside, it makes it clear that Twitter is closely following the development of its competitor.
Zuck is a cuck— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 9, 2023
According to legal documents, the new platform is violating Twitter’s trade secrets and intellectual property, but a Meta representative refuted the claims, stating no person working on the Threads project previously worked for Twitter.
Why would I use Threads knowing the parent company's policies and opinion bias (Meta via Facebook) which may get my account shadowbanned or outright banned? No thanks,
Same here. It’s for simpleminded people that like simple visuals.
Exactly! Twitter users aren’t like Instagram users and vice versa. They’re more into photos and videos and not thoughtful, text-based discussions. Also, you’re more likely to be subjected to constant censorship on a Meta platform like Threads than on...