Threads, Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s new social media app launched as a rival to Elon Musk̵[ads1]7;s Twitter, has already secured 150 million downloads. On the app, people can post text and links and reply to or repost messages from others, much like the microblogging platform. In the midst of this, Twitter founder Jack Dorsey took a swipe at Zuckerberg after the latter sent him a follow request on the new platform.
On Twitter, Mr Dorsey posted a screenshot showing Mr Zuckerberg’s follow request to him. “Too early b,” he wrote in the caption of the post.
Too soon b pic.twitter.com/uhD8ZkvdxB
— jack (@jack) 16 July 2023
Since being shared, his post has garnered over 1.4 million views and 18,000 likes.
“Blocking him jackass,” said one user.
“Interesting,” said another person.
Another person wrote: “He’s been very quiet since the 100 million thread. Something up or down?”
“Zuck only has 3 million followers on his own platform? LOL musk has 148 million here,” another person pointed out.
“The salt being sprinkled between the OGs on social media lately has been fantastic entertainment,” another person noted.
A few days ago, the Twitter founder also bashed Meta’s product over the similarity it shares with the microblogging platform. He took to Twitter and said, “We wanted flying cars, instead we got 7 Twitter clones” in response to a post pointing out that there are several social media networks similar to Twitter. The apps in the post included Meta’s Threads, Twitter, Jack Dorsey’s new platform Bluesky, Mastodon and Post News.
One user stated that Dorsey made “two of the seven clones”. The Twitter founder responded that Bluesky and Nostr “are protocols that Twitter can build on”. He added that they “wanted to remove some restrictions and burdens. Not competitive.” He also said that BlueSky is a protocol that anyone can build on. “Not a clone,” he claimed.