Hot Topix: Microblogging - Holding on by a Thread
It has now been a little over six months since Meta rolled out "Threads" - Their supposed X (Formerly known as Twitter) killer. Like Twitter, Threads is available as both an app and a desktop client, and it offers users the ability to post and share short text posts, images, and videos, as well as interact with other users' posts through replies, "reposts," and likes. Current estimates put total Threads users at around 160 Million accounts.
The path that Threads is following is littered with has-beens, wannabes and hand-wringing venture capitalists - Gab, Truth Social, Parler, GETTR, Bluesky... And that's just the ones we can think of.
Is Threads going to leave X hanging on by a thread? Does microblogging have a future? Tune in to this episode of The Decentralists to find out.