I’ve been a Twitter user for over a decade and an active Twitter user for about half of it. The social media platform has been a boon for my career as a tech journalist, giving me direct and unfettered access to experts and end users alike. But anyone active on Twitter recently knows the ground realities of the social media network ever since the Musk takeover. So when Meta launched Threads, its Twitter competitor, I was definitely interested. After trying out Threads for a bit, I’m convinced that Meta is going to rule over my social media and communication apps, and I’m strangely on board.

What is Threads? Here’s what you need to know before you join

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