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Old 04-07-2023, 09:10 AM #1
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Facebook owner Meta is launching its new app to rival Twitter and says it will go live on Thursday.

The app, which is called Threads and is available for pre-order on the Apple App Store, will be linked to Instagram.

Screengrabs show a dashboard that looks similar to Twitter. Meta describes Threads as a "text based conversation app".

The move is the latest in a rivalry between Meta boss Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter owner Elon Musk.

Last month, the pair agreed to a physical fight, though it is unclear how serious the two men were about actually holding a bout.

"Thank goodness they're so sanely run", Mr Musk responded to a tweet about Threads, in an apparent fresh swipe at Mr Zuckerberg.

Meanwhile, Twitter has said that the popular user dashboard, TweetDeck will go behind a paywall in 30 days time.

The move is the latest push by Mr Musk as he tries to get users to sign up to Twitter's subscription service, Twitter Blue.

On Saturday, the multi-billionaire restricted the number of tweets users could see, citing extreme "data scraping".

It appears from Meta's Threads app that it will be a free service - and there will be no restrictions on how many posts a user can see.

"Threads is where communities come together to discuss everything from the topics you care about today to what'll be trending tomorrow" the description on the App Store says.

Pictures show screengrabs from the app, that look almost identical to Twitter.

It being a Meta app, Threads will also hoover up data on your phone, including location data, purchases and browsing history.

Several apps that bear a striking resemblance to Twitter have sprung up in recent years - such as Donald Trump's Truth Social and Mastodon.

Another similar app, Bluesky claimed to have seen "record" traffic after Mr Musk's move to restrict usage at the weekend.

However, Threads could be the biggest threat faced by Twitter to date.

Mark Zuckerberg has a history of borrowing other company's ideas - and making them work.

Meta's Reels is widely seen as a TikTok copy, while Stories looks similar to Snapchat.

Meta has the resources to compete with Twitter. Threads will be part of the Instagram platform, so it will also be connected to hundreds of millions of accounts. It's not starting from zero, as other would-be rivals have had to do.

Although Mr Musk has been praised in some quarters for his commitment to free speech, he has also alienated some users.

Mr Zuckerberg will hope he can pull enough disenchanted users away from Twitter to create a genuine alternative.

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I don't use social media. I think it's toxic.
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I don't use social media. I think it's toxic.

Oddly enough my daughter was without a phon for about 5 days and after initially feeling stressed she actually started to feel more relaxed and loved the sense of calmness .. when there’s absolutely no distractions


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The app is out for Android and iOS.
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Zuck shade at Twitter.

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Try it now (in my post).
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[But while the Threads app will be available in the UK
it is not yet available in the EU.


BBC News understands this is because
of regulatory uncertainty,
particularly around the block's Digital Markets Act,
but the company will continue to look
into launching in the EU.
That act, among other things, lays down rules on how
large companies such as Meta can share data
between platforms that they own.
The sharing of data between
Threads and Instagram is part of the issue.

Senior figures at rival platforms have also raised
questions about the amount of data
the platform may collect.
Jack Dorsey Tweeted a screenshot of the
types of data Threads might request including,
location, browsing history, contacts,
and financial information.
"All your Threads are belong to us", he tweeted.]
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[But while the Threads app will be available in the UK
it is not yet available in the EU.

BBC News understands this is because
of regulatory uncertainty,
particularly around the block's Digital Markets Act,
but the company will continue to look
into launching in the EU.
That act, among other things, lays down rules on how
large companies such as Meta can share data
between platforms that they own.
The sharing of data between
Threads and Instagram is part of the issue.

Senior figures at rival platforms have also raised
questions about the amount of data
the platform may collect.
Jack Dorsey Tweeted a screenshot of the
types of data Threads might request including,
location, browsing history, contacts,
and financial information.

"All your Threads are belong to us", he tweeted.]
Most of that is 'optional' apparently, according to the sign-up screen.

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Try it now (in my post).

Yes now works
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Had a look at Threads …

Just seems like all the other apps .. Tumblr , Reddit etc .. all random images etc


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Just seems like all the other apps .. Tumblr , Reddit etc .. all random images etc



Does not work like Twitter

on My Firefox it goes to Google Play.

Not easy to get into it
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Does not work like Twitter

on My Firefox it goes to Google Play.

Not easy to get into it
Don't think you can post from the web browser yet, only the Android and iOS app.
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Don't think you can post from the web browser yet, only the Android and iOS app.

Right
they need to do a browser version.
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There doesn't appear to be any way to search for topics on Threads.
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Prefer Twitter
it works on a Browser



If Threads go on a browser
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it's not twitter basically
So it is curated by the nasty woke Silicone Valley creeps

its a no from me
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