Friday, July 07, 2023 07:56 PM
Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced on Thursday that a rush to subscribe to the new Threads app would defy rival Twitter, owned by billionaire Elon Musk, and take it to court.
In a post on “Threads”, Mark Zuckerberg announced that the number of subscribers of the new application has reached 70 million..
He said: “Threads have 70 million subscriptions as of this morning. (The number) has exceeded our expectations.“.
As the Twitter platform falters, Mark Zuckerberg has dealt another blow to Elon Musk, intensifying competition among the leading tech billionaires, as he launched the long-awaited “Threads” service alongside Instagram. And the challenging “Twitter”.“.
The app is similar to Twitter in that it allows users to create short text posts that can be liked, retweeted and responded to..
In a previous comment to “Sky News Arabia”, Ziyad Abdel-Dawab, an expert on digital transformation and information security, explained the reasons for the rapid spread of the new application, several reasons, which are: :
“Threads rely on the Instagram app, which has nearly 2.5 billion users, so it’s easy for users to switch to a new app, even with the same username and password.“.
“The second thing is related to the advertisement that came with the launch of this application“.
“New features like tweet or post reaching 500 characters compared to 280 characters on Twitter if the account is not verified“.
“The new app also allows for video clips of up to 5 minutes“.
On the same day that Threads was introduced, Twitter publicly threatened to sue MetaPlatforms after launching its new platform, accusing it of systematically and illegally stealing trade secrets..
Twitter’s lawyer Alex Spiro wrote a warning letter to Meta, which was released by Twitter “SEMAFOR” American, in which he demanded that immediate steps be taken to prevent him from using any secrets related to his site.
Twitter’s lawyer said Meta deliberately used former employees of Elon Musk’s company to clone the application, warning that these employees would transfer Twitter secrets to Mark Zuckerberg’s Meta..
The letter alleges that Meta and its app illegally obtained Twitter’s trade secrets.
In a clear reference to the threads, Twitter’s new CEO Linda Icarino said in a tweet that the company is often followed.“.