Just today, as you probably know, Meta launched Thread, a Twitter competitor.
Above is Mark Zuckerberg's first tweet in 10 years.
What makes it special from other potential competitors is that Threads is directly connected to Instagram, therefore, it takes a minute to transfer all your friends directly to the text-based Twitter clone.
Twitter has 300 million monthly active users.
Instagram has 2 billion monthly active users.
This means that if Meta can transfer 15% of its Instagram active users to Threads, it will have the same size as Twitter.
15 million people already signed up for Threads in its first 7 hours.
So far, so good for Threads.
But life is never this easy and winning a game against Elon Musk can prove to be quite challenging since Elon Musk's vision for Twitter was never a text based discussion group.
Elon Musk always aimed for the first global super app and this will only make his leaner and his actions more Elon-Musk-like towards his ultimate goal.
Elon Musk will create the global Super App and this Meta move will speed up the process making Twitter even leaner and more focused on the ultimate goal to become an AI-focused all-solution app (like WeChat, but much better and global).
Here is what the two new direct social rivals Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk think of.
Zuckeberg said: "I think there should be a public conversation app with 1 billion+ people on it. Tiwtter has had the opportunity to do this, but hasn't nailed it. Hopefully we will."
Musk weighed in, saying he was not impressed by Threads and claiming he had canceled his Instagram account. He said: "It is infinitely preferable to be attacked by strangers on Twitter, than indulge in the false happiness of hide-the-pain Instagram."
Cage Match or a Lex Fridman Musk-Zuck Interview about View on Twitter vs Threads, Social Media, and More?
Interestingly, the competition between Zuck and Musk is becoming heated so much so that they may even go into the cage.
That'd be surreal. Think of the 2 most famous and competitive geniuses whose total net worth is $350 billion and have Youtube live cage fight for all the world to see.
I think Lex Fridman hosting an interview match of 5 hours between the two could be a good alternative.
Lex always hosts one single highly intelligent person, but this may be a great exception.
Who has ever seen Musk and Zuck talking to each other or even greeting?
The Facebook Satellite Explosion
In 2016, Facebook's internet communications satellite blew up when a Falcon 9 exploded during the launch and below is the real chat between Musk and Zuckerberg.
That is a $100 million satellite and another possibly $60 to 100 million rocket that is torn into tiny pieces that they are talking about.