Why the debate about social media is not about tech or the internet at all.
I liked that we started with our Instagram community. And I say this as someone who has 10x more followers on Twitter than Instagram
It prevented most of the “first!” crowd from jumping on, gaming the system, and declaring themselves the go-to expert.
This was more like everyone walking into a room at the same time and then quickly finding their friends.
Going to listen to this via the Substack app as I drive to see the parents! Excited to read this :)
Not sure what I loved more, the Mean Girls analogies or video game references (both who speak directly to my heart) 💖 I never joined Threads, there was something so artificial feeling to me about dumping all my Instagram followers onto another app with a different media format without them really opting in to it. People follow me on Instagram mostly for my roller skating videos which is much different than my Twitter or Substack writing content that would be shared on Threads. I don't want to hold my followers captive, if they like my skating but not my writing that's totally cool! We know people in different contexts and I think Threads approach doesn't consider that. From my perspective as a non-Threads user a couple months after the hype, it seems like Threads was just that, artificial hype. But maybe I'm just sitting at the wrong lunch table 😅 awesome read as always!