What is your first impression of Meta's Threads? Is it better than Twitter and other alternatives? Why, or why not, do you think?

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Director of IT in Services (non-Government), Self-employed
Personally I didn't delve too much into it yet but what i heard so far in regards to Threads:
- there are privacy concerns - given Facebook (Meta) is connected to Instagram and now Thread is too.
- if someone wants to get off Threads for whatever reason, they would need to delete their instagram account as well. Threads & Insta go together.
CIO Strategic Advisor in Services (non-Government), 2 - 10 employees
Threads has a lot of potential. But it also has a number of challenges too. Users need the ability o build a community of their followers and interests. Right now, Threads doesn't have a clean way to do that or to manage the feed. There is also the close tie to Instagram which many use for personal use versus Threads for professional use (like Twitter). Lastly, Threads needs a web interface. It is challenging to have meaningful conversations through text-like interfaces using a mobile device.
President in Software, 51 - 200 employees
The world does not need more Facebook.
Digital Transformation Executive in Software, 10,001+ employees
I feel that both platforms are designed for short-form messages and public conversations. Threads needs the hashtagging capabilities to filter/categorize interesting threads to follow and truly compete with Twitter.
Chief Information Officer in IT Services, Self-employed
The same but different.  Twitter can be excellent with great links to super content and some concise expert thinking. It can also be a sewer where the worst of personkind hunts and preys on the unsuspecting tweeter. Threads is where folks are feeling things out. They are being kind and gentle and seeing what sits.  How long that will last time will tell.  I did a research poll recently asking how many thought Threads would over take Twitter and 81% said it would NOT.
VP of IT & CISPO in Finance (non-banking), 201 - 500 employees
I don’t think Threads offers anything new or innovative but offers less volatility. Twitter doesn’t recognize that it is an enterprise level application driving real $ through ads and eyeballs and should be managed as such.

None of these platforms should be ran by and to conform to the personal whims of immature people.

Meta doesn’t provide me much comfort in terms of privacy yet I am more likely to use Threads and have stopped using Twitter.
Global Chief Cybersecurity Strategist & CISO in Healthcare and Biotech, Self-employed
Meh... They all have the same issue. You don't see what they don't get in the algorithm to show you, so, you may never see the insightful posts because buried.
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Director of IT in Education, 5,001 - 10,000 employees

Yep, well said.

IT Manager in IT Services, 501 - 1,000 employees
Social media is fun and playful once again, thanks to the "random fight" between Threads vs. Twitter. Three things I will closely follow up on as the story unfolds in front of us.

Concept - Meta's Threads offers something interesting - "Fediverse", or the interconnectivity with other social network users. The idea is not new, but let's see if Meta could make it mainstream.

Ad - Threads must do this better than the current Twitter, a lot better to be sustainable and profitable. The news of 100 million new users in record time was old news already. And frankly, so what?!

Data scraping at scale - who could foresee Twitter stopping zombie scroll due to "suspicious activities" of potential data scraping? The butterfly effect might lead to the Internet with full of paywalls and restrictions. A turning point for news outlets and publishers, after all those years?
Senior Information Security Manager in Software, 501 - 1,000 employees
It’s pretty much like Coke vs. Pepsi.

Fundamentally the same thing.

It’s just a user-base issue.

And at this point, Twitter is tanking, and Threads has tremendous momentum.
Finance Analyst in Finance (non-banking), 51 - 200 employees
A flash in the pan. 

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