Musk Threatens Legal Action Over Zuckerberg's ThreadsJul 07, 2023
Mark Zuckerberg launched his new Twitter Killer, and it's called Threads. Now this is an app, a social media app, and if you have an Instagram account, signing up will be very easy. Now, judging by the registrations that have already occurred since it launched last night, it seems that this service could be a competitor to Twitter. We give you the details. So the functionality offers some features that aren't offered on Twitter, and then there are some features that Twitter has that aren't offered on Threads. Now, the new app allows existing Instagram users to use their login credentials to log in to Threads.
As with Instagram, Threads users can follow friends and creators with shared interests, including accounts and content they already follow on Instagram. Everyone who joins Threads and is under 16 in the US will have their account set to private by default. Threaders can share up to 500 characters, their post can be 500 characters, plus links, photos, and videos up to 5 minutes long. Sounds great. Very exciting. It is another social media platform. Really looking forward to it. So, look, who said, Jake Tapper. Sorry to quote him, but today he said, yeah, I'm on this like 30 other platforms. And there is a lot of truth in that.
And people generally get tired of it. But guys, there's been a battle to replace Twitter ever since Elon Musk bought it. And that increases for several reasons. One, because Elon Musk seems to have lost his mind over the right-wing cult, and that's why a lot of people who are not only leftists but independents say: I don't know if I want to be on this platform where this guy is trying to help drive out the crazy ideology. Right, right? But there is a second reason. Because he started to break down in the scenes when he fired almost everyone in the building.
And that encouraged entrepreneurs, including me, by the way, this is a business, I run it and we have thought about going in this direction, so I'll leave it at that for now. And that made everyone, including the people on Facebook and Meta, say, ah, I wonder if we could knock him out. And there was a group of people who tried it and who were independent, like Mastodon, you may have heard of, and people were still there, and in that case, I feel sorry for the people who love that, but Who? I loved? Well, some people Really?
Who's in on this, right? But it's generally considered too complicated, right? And too niche. And so, it is what it is. You can agree or not, that's not the important part. The important thing is that many of these competitors did not take off. But Meta already has millions of users. They just press a couple of buttons and they will get a lot of people to sign up. And that's why Elon Musk has been sweating hard over this, and that's why they got into this stupid thing about how they're going to fight in the Colosseum, and fighting for billions of dollars and millions of users isn't good enough. , they have done. really do punches, right?
So, that's where all this comes from. For example, Elon Musk is a sweaty-toothed nut, super angry at Zuckerberg because he could take down his business and crush Twitter. Correct. And I'll say one more thing now, And Musk is threatening to sue, and all that as a big bait. Come on, these are grown men. And he says, um, competition. I could sue you for that, okay? Look, I have to say two things. One of them is that you would be surprised how often, and many of you wouldn't be, but the rich use their
legalpower to try to intimidate everyone.
It's an old Trump move, like, yeah, if you say true things about me, I'll sue you, okay? I know, but the only problem in this equation is that Mark Zuckerberg is also rich. Yes, but that's what Musk doesn't understand. Musk has lost the plot, so to speak, okay? Zuckerberg can help you find it. No. He's okay, now he'll want to fight us. But Elon, yeah, I get it, man. You harassed a lot of people, especially your own workers. When they threatened to sue, Elon sent like 100 lawyers after them. When they threatened to unionize. Yes, 100%. But the other guy is also a billionaire.
There's something wrong with your brother, do you think Zuckerberg isn't going to fight back, either physically or through the courts? No, he has as many lawyers as you, brother. So, I don't know what you're thinking. Now, the other thing that bothers Musk about Zuckerberg, that a lot of the industry doesn't like about Zuckerberg, is the whole Meta thing, remember, Meta is what used to be called Facebook, okay? Now Facebook is part of Meta. So the whole Meta thing is, what is everyone else doing? Is that working? Copy it, copy it, copy it. But everyone does that, everyone does that.
But to be fair to Zuckerberg, everyone does that, right? So at the end of the day, that's called capitalism. And Elon Musk, I thought you were for it, but now all of a sudden it looks like you're crying. There is no crying in capitalism. Well, this is my question for you. Wouldn't it be better if they formed a collective? And I just decided, you know what? We will be a one-stop shop. We are all putting our heads together, one stop shop, no other social media platform, only this one, we are all executives of it. That would be great, right?
Wouldn't that be good? No. It's okay. No, I wouldn't. First of all, there is no way in the world they would do that. No, I know. I'm living in a fantasy world. I really think that could happen. There is no way, and you would instantly get into a giant fight over who gets the most profit, there is a 0% chance of that happening. To be fair, Anna, there's a terrible way to do that, and that's when they start buying everything up until they have a monopoly. And then they go, see, there you have it. One platform to rule them all.
So, it's not a good situation. So I want to quickly mention how Elon Musk is reacting to all of this because you have tens of millions of records on Threads in less than 24 hours. And so, as Zuckerberg says, the goal is to keep it friendly as it expands. I believe it is possible and will ultimately be the key to his success. That's one of the reasons Twitter was never as successful as I think it should have been, and we want to do it differently. So he's criticized Elon Musk and the hostile nature of Twitter, the terrible user experience that most people have when they're on Twitter.
So I don't know how Zuckerberg plans to fix some of the problems Twitter has been having, especially when there will definitely be groups of people who will argue that Meta is being too sensory in this whole Threads adventure. Now, the app became available again last night at 07:00 p.m. and Zuckerberg announced that he had surpassed 10 million users in the first 7 hours. And Elon is not happy about it. Here is a screenshot of an email he sent. So in the email, he just said: I just deleted my Instagram. Weak sauce. And then when someone shared that screenshot on Twitter, he responded that it's infinitely preferable to be attacked by strangers on Twitter than to indulge in the false happiness of hiding pain on Instagram.
And to that I would say that I do not agree. Well, they both have their problems, for sure. But look, guys, and on a strange note, your problems are our problems. So, they set the algorithms to maximize the amount of time we spend there, and we get dragged into conflicts and a lot of our negative traits, and that's why the algorithms reward them now, because they keep you active. the platform for longer. So while we blame the Zuckerbergs and Musks of the world, we should look in the mirror because human nature is what's causing them in the first place.
Now, I like what Zuckerberg says about making it friendlier, but I think there is a way to create some social media platform where we actually encourage kindness in humanity that also exists. But that's for another day.
If you have any copyright issue, please Contact