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Meta Launches Threads, A New App Designed To Rival Twitter




Meta has officially launched Threads, which is set to be their version of Twitter, the latter which is currently being run into the ground by Elon Musk.


via CNN:


The app appears to have many similarities to Twitter, from the layout to the product description. The listing, which first appeared earlier this week as a teaser, emphasizes its potential to build a following and connect with like-minded people.


“The vision for Threads is to create an option and friendly public space for conversation,” Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in a Threads post following the launch. “We hope to take what Instagram does best and create a new experience around text, ideas, and discussing what’s on your mind.”


The app’s listing describes it as a place where communities can come together to discuss everything from the topics they care about today to what’s trending.


“Whatever it is you’re interested in, you can follow and connect directly with your favorite creators and others who love the same things — or build a loyal following of your own to share your ideas, opinions and creativity with the world,” it reads.


Meta said messages posted to Threads will have a 500 character limit. The company said it was bringing the app to 100 countries via Apple’s iOS and Android.


After downloading the app, users are asked to link up their Instagram page, customize their profile and follow the same accounts they already follow on Instagram. The look is similar to Twitter with a familiar layout, text-based feed, the ability repost and quote other Thread posts. But it also blends Instagram’s existing aesthetic and offers the ability to share posts from Threads directly to Instagram Stories. Verified Instagram accounts are also automatically verified on Threads. Thread accounts can also be listed as public or private.


The new app joins a growing list of Twitter rivals and could pose the biggest threat to Twitter of the bunch, given Meta’s vast resources and its massive audience.


It also comes amid heightened turmoil at Twitter, which experienced an outage over the weekend, followed by an announcement that the site had imposed temporary limits on how many tweets its users are able to read while using the app.


If we can't freely post nudes on there, and if Meta is going to continue to discriminate against gay people, POC and continue to allow right winged radicalists to get away with murder like you do on Facebook, then you can keep your dumb app.


A few days ago I just started hearing friends of mine rave about another app called SPILL, which is being called the "black Twitter."


I'm here for all these alternatives, but unless you're offering me something different than the BS I've been dealing with from Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, I'm not investing my time and energy into another social app.

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