My overall impression of threads 48hrs in are pretty “meh.”
If anything, it’s proving just how mature of a product Twitter really is at this point. It’s missing simple things that we’ve taken for granted, like gif integration. It’s missing more substaintial things hashtags and a way to actually see posts from people who follow.
Is it actually enshittified from the get-go!?
All the “Twitter killer” micro-blogging apps popping off in the past 6 – 12 months lead me to agree with growing thought that we are at the end of an era.
I’m getting strong deja vu of peak-MySpace when we had a bunch of bad choices (Friendster? Bebo? Orkut? Dogster? Facebook) and no real direction.
I’m just not sure what era we are at the end of.
Twitter invented a new type of web app, a new category of discourse; a sort of global “town square” and love it or hate it, Twitter (along with Reddit TBF) has been the catalyst of so so much social change.
As I’ve said before, IMHO this is the main reason it’s hard to “kill” Twitter – even with a feature-complete clone – it’s more than the sum of its parts.
I have no idea what’s next, but if we’re on a retro-internet tip, maybe blogging’s coming back.
Add another item to the lack-of-support tally.
Threads does not support oembed. Unsurprisingly, I suppose.