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Metra introduces new platform "Threads"

Meta unveiled the app to rival Twitter, targeting users looking for an alternative to the social media platform owned — and frequently changed — by Elon Musk.

Richard Drew

Metra introduces new platform "Threads"

Meta unveiled the app to rival Twitter, targeting users looking for an alternative to the social media platform owned — and frequently changed — by Elon Musk.

Richard Drew

Will Threads be Twitter’s unraveling?

The new platform from Meta is the latest Twitter rival. What will it mean for where social media is headed?

Meta unveiled the app to rival Twitter, targeting users looking for an alternative to the social media platform owned — and frequently changed — by Elon Musk.

Richard Drew

   

A slew of Twitter clones have gained traction ever since Elon Musk took over the social media company last fall. The latest competitor is Meta’s new app Threads, which executives say will become part of the “fediverse.”

Reset gets an overview of what the fediverse is and what new platforms like Threads tell us about the future of social media.

GUESTS: Naomi Nix, staff writer for The Washington Post

Ross Schulman, senior fellow on decentralization at the Electronic Frontier Foundation

Jim Speta, professor at the Northwestern University School of Law

Paul Booth, professor of communications and media at DePaul University

Arionne Nettles, lecturer at the Northwestern University Medill School of Journalism

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