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Wednesday, July 5th, 2023

Threads by Meta

Threads. Did you know that 80 million users signed up in the first 48 hours of it being online?


If you are not yet aware, Threads just launched on July 5 (2023) and is an online social media and social networking service owned by American technology company Meta Platforms. Currently, they offer the platform via app download only.


Will I be downloading it? Nah. I’m probably at peek technological saturation and philosophizing over ice cream *in-person* about technological singularity. 🍦 🍦 🍦


Technological singularity—or simply the singularity—is a hypothetical future point in time at which technological growth becomes uncontrollable and irreversible, resulting in unforeseeable changes to human civilization.


How’s everyone else feeling out there re all of our current platforms, new algorithms, “pay to play” features, etc.?


“They’re not only the wealthiest corporations that have ever existed, but they’ve institutionalized a new form of profound inequality” in who controls information, Shoshana Zuboff, a privacy expert at Harvard, said. “Threads is simply another property in a global surveillance empire.”