December 3, 2023

Thus far, Threads seems like a right away hit. Inside hours of the app’s July 5 unveiling, Zuckerberg mentioned 10 million folks had signed up for Threads. On Monday, there have been already 100 million. It was the primary app to take action in that timeframe, surpassing the ChatGPT chatbot, which had 100 million customers inside two months of its launch, based on analytics firm Similarweb.

Seufert known as the numbers Threads had amassed “factually spectacular and unprecedented.”

Elon Musk, proprietor of Twitter, appears uneasy in regards to the Threads push. With 100 million folks, Threads is quick approaching a number of the newest public person numbers for Twitter, which revealed it had 237.8 million day by day customers as of July 2022, 4 months earlier than Musk purchased the corporate and turned it in personal.

Musk has taken motion on the matter. The identical day Threads was formally unveiled, Twitter threatened to sue Meta over the brand new app. On Sunday, Musk known as Zuckerberg a “cuckold” on Twitter. He then challenged Zuckerberg to a contest to measure a selected physique half and evaluate which was greater, together with a ruler emoji. Zuckerberg has not responded.

(Earlier than Threads was introduced, Musk individually challenged Zuckerberg to a “cage combat.”)

What Musk lacks on Twitter, Zuckerberg has lots on Meta: large audiences. Greater than 3 billion customers usually go to Zuckerberg’s catalog of purposes, together with Fb, Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger.

Zuckerberg has a variety of expertise getting hundreds of thousands of customers of these apps to make use of others. In 2014, for instance, he eliminated Fb’s personal messaging service from the social community’s app and compelled folks to obtain one other app, known as Messenger, to proceed utilizing the service.

Supply: NYT Espanol