Yet ANOTHER new app promising to replace Twitter…?
Threads was unveiled late last Wednesday by Meta and with 100 million users in a week, it might it REALLY be the final nail in Twitter’s coffin.
Some basics, according to NPR,
- you need an Instagram account to sign up [easy peasy]
- the user interface is a lot like Twitter [it is]
- it has buttons to like, repost, reply to or quote a thread [yep]
- number of likes and replies on each post is displayed below its content
- can be public or private
- it’s simple not flashy
So why does Threads have an advantage over all the other Twitter imitators?
Um, 3 billion Meta users?
Celeb users with huge numbers of followers like Ellen (75 million) Bill Gates (66 Million) & JLo (44 million) and even Britney (bitch) are already on Threads.
Plus, big brands like Airbnb, Netflix, Marvel, Spotify, CBS, Vox, Vogue and even World of Wonder.
And techies are referring to the trending #Threads as the
Mark Zuckerberg has said he’ll consider the launch a success at 1 billion “friendly” users. But getting those users in the habit of posting on Threads, one of the app’s biggest strengths, may also be its biggest weakness: Meta.
Faine Greenwood, a Tech analyst from Tarentum Consulting told NPR,
… when all of your relatives, your colleagues, your high school classmates are able to find you on social mediaYounger people, especially, are turned off a platform where they feel like they have to censor what they’re saying.
They don’t want to have to deal with literally everybody they know…”