Threads, a new social network launched yesterday by the team led by Zuckerberg, is generating quite a buzz, drawing comparisons to Twitter. Within just a day, the platform has already amassed over 50 million users. However, there are crucial considerations to bear in mind before diving into Threads.
Threads is a social network from the creators of Instagram, designed for text posts up to 500 characters long. The one that caused Elon Musk, the current head of Twitter, to challenge Mark Zuckerberg to a fight. As the platform gains widespread attention, it has encountered intermittent outages due to overwhelming demand. However, the main thing to watch out for is something else.
Registration on Threads is a seamless one-click process, linking your Instagram, Facebook, and Threads accounts together. However, this linkage works both ways. Deleting your Threads account will result in the deletion of your Instagram account as well. Moreover, bans for sensitive content on the new social network are distributed as actively as on Instagram and Facebook. Considering that Twitter is known for hosting heated debates, it raises intriguing questions about how bans and restrictions will play out on its Threads counterpart. How careful will you need to be in expressing your thoughts?
It is worth noting that while deleting a Threads account may result in the deletion of linked Instagram, deactivation is also an option. The service is accessible through iOS and Android applications, as well as a web version. Notably, once a post is published, editing is not permitted.
What do you think of the new social network? Twitter killer or just a clone?