Threads: Zuck's New Toy Knocks Twitter Out of the Nest


| LAST UPDATE 07/07/2023

By Riley Hammond
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In the blue corner, we have Mark "Zuck" Zuckerberg, and in the red corner, Elon "Rocket Man" Musk. The fight? A showdown between their social media platforms. And it's getting as heated as a SpaceX rocket launch.

Zuckerberg's latest brainchild, Threads, dubbed the "Twitter-killer," has landed with a bang, racking up over 30 million sign-ups within hours of its launch. It's like the cool new kid at school that everyone wants to hang out with. Meanwhile, Musk isn't too chuffed about this. He's thrown some serious shade at Threads, comparing it to Instagram's spread of 'false happiness.' Talk about a tech titan tiff! Threads, the social media equivalent of Twitter on steroids, allows users to post up to 500 characters of text, five minutes of video, and pictures. Even Chef Gordon Ramsay and Shakira are already partying over at Threads. Musk and Zuckerberg have agreed to a potential cage fight. Forget pay-per-view boxing; this is the real deal!

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The beauty of Threads is that you can use your Instagram login to get started, follow friends and influencers, and control who interacts with your posts. If you're under 18 in the UK, don’t worry, your profile will be kept private by default. Despite Threads' impressive debut, Zuckerberg might need more than a few celebrity endorsements to win this battle. Some Meta and Instagram users are giving Zuck the side-eye, thanks to his less-than-stellar reputation. However, Threads could be the lifeline disgruntled Twitter users have been waiting for, especially those fuming at recent changes on Twitter, such as limited access for non-verified TweetDeck users.

So, as Musk and Zuckerberg continue their billionaire bickering, the rest of us get to enjoy a brand-new social media platform. With more freedom to express and connect, Threads might just be the next big thing. It's like Christmas came early for the social media world. While the Zuck vs. Musk saga continues, it’s the users who are winning. As the famous saying goes, "When two billionaires fight, it's the regular folks who get a new app." So go ahead, give Threads a spin. Who knows, you might find it's just your thread of tea!

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