• Gorroth@lemmy.world
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    ChatGPT kindly summarized it:

    Elon Musk is challenging conventional business practices with a unique strategy for his tech ventures. Mark Zuckerberg, inspired by Musk’s tactics, created Threads, a potential rival to Twitter. However, Threads’ user experience is disappointing, as it lacks control over followers and displays a non-chronological timeline. Despite its flaws, Threads may succeed due to its appeal to brands and the AdTech industry for data collection and marketing purposes. While not user-friendly, it could still become profitable through data scraping and advertising.

      • Boz (he/him)@lemmy.one
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        And in my opinion, the ChatGPT summary is a pretty good condensation of those 500 words. There are some things that are said more than once, and some details that are interesting, but not crucial for having a discussion about the topic, particularly with a focus on privacy.

        Sure, 500 words isn’t a big ask, but I think when 500 words really conveys 300 words worth of content, and easily boils down to more like 100, it is reasonable to choose to read 100. I enjoyed reading 500, but that doesn’t mean everyone should.

        [/I took a lot more words than necessary, lol, it’s because I am a degenerate]

    • Little1Lost@feddit.de
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      i would say, yes, that is a good summary about the topic WITHOUT why the stuff turns out that way. For people wanting the “why” too i suggest reading the article

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      Nope , will not go on threads. Stick on my mastodon instance blocking all Facebook domains.

    • mark@programming.dev
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      Elon Musk is challenging conventional business practices with a unique strategy for his tech ventures

      Lol. What exactly is he doing differently from what every other greedy corporate shareholder of any large tech monopoly has done?

      Make promises he cant keep? He said he would open source Twitter code and he’s done exact opposite.

      Try to extort money out of users for basic features? Making people pay for Twitter blue to DM.

      Prevent developers from making third party apps by forcing absurd rate limits?

      Sounds just like any other money-hungry big tech CEO to me. 🤷‍♂️

      • Freddy@lemmy.oneOPM
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        1 year ago

        From the first two paragraphs of the article:

        Silicon Valley could well be built on the principle of scrapping principles. Now Elon Musk, perhaps the ultimate tech bro, is shredding another well-regarded convention with an original business strategy.

        Generally, in business, it is sensible to provide your customers with what they want. With Twitter, the meme-makers’ favourite billionaire is doing the opposite. The cyber-trucker is trying his best to cull his customer base. Instead of finding gaps in the market, Musk is helping to create them.

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      Did you read the article? Excerpts include:

      Generally, in business, it is sensible to provide your customers with what they want. With Twitter, the meme-makers’ favourite billionaire is doing the opposite. The cyber-trucker is trying his best to cull his customer base.

      Threads is what would happen if Twitter and Instagram made out in a bowling alley. It’s all their worst parts combined - but it may well succeed. Rocket-man Musk’s changes to Twitter have not exactly made it ‘brand friendly’. Threads, meanwhile, is shaping up to be a paradise for in-your-face brands - and the AdTech industry would love for you to join them

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      Threads’ naffness won’t stop its success. It’s data-scraping fluffily dressed up as substandard corporate twaddle. It’s a cringe-inducing privacy invasion. It’s not meant for users, but that doesn’t really matter: you’re not a user, you’re a product.

      It’s describing Threads as a product not for users, but advertisers. The perfect brand-friendly non-place for companies to stick their marketing crap. That doesn’t really come across as a ringing endorsement to me.

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      Because ads are made by a company in order for that company to sell a product that they own. This an independent article about a product so that consumer can learn about said product. You can tell that it’s not an ad by reading more than the headline.

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        You can tell that it’s not an ad by reading more than the headline.

        Big ask for the average reddit Lemmy user.

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      Yeah I’m totally out. I don’t see how anyone is getting excited for anything out of Facebook.

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    Eventually Threads will be able to sort chronologically and will be able to filter just on who the user follows. It’ll be IG without pictures in essence, and people will love it. Not my cup of tea (although I use IG occasionally to follow specific accounts) but bully for them. I like the idea of Twitter becoming less and less relevant at the very least.

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      idk, the same fascists and nazis of twitter found their home in threads as well. its just fire on fire.

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      Aren’t pictures the point of Instagram, though? I don’t use Instagram, but I would not expect people to like something that is basically a picture sharing service without the pictures.

  • ᓚᘏᗢdes@burggit.moe
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    it’s good to have it IMO, Twitter users can migrate to Threads, so the average IQ of both platform can increase a bit

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    I don’t use software made by the likes of Meta. I have plenty of better Twitter alternatives that I trust more.