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MacVoices #23204: MacVoices Live! - The Turbulent Genesis of Threads (2)
August 03, 2023 · 37 min

This MacVoices Live! panel continue their examination of the birth and rapid evolution of Meta’s Threads. Chuck Joiner, David Ginsburg, Ben Roethig, Jeff Gamet and Web Bixby consider the timing of the launch, whether it met the “minimum viable product” test, and whether litigation against Meta would be successful. (Part 2) 

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Show Notes:

Chapters:0:02:20 Mark Zuckerberg: From Devil to Internet Hero0:08:40 Facebook's dilemma: To pay or not to pay?0:10:14 Lack of web interface for Threads app0:12:24 Debate over curated vs chronological timeline in Threads0:16:07 Possibility of a paid subscription for desired features0:16:30 The Question of Paying for Twitter Subscription0:17:09 Elon Musk and Twitter Threaten Lawsuit Against Meta0:17:27 Twitter Lawsuit: Slinging Mud or Proving Damages?0:18:43 The Potential of Robot Cars and Rockets0:20:41 Analyzing code line by line for comparison0:22:35 Twitter's missed opportunity to address infringement0:24:35 Recreating the threaded microblogging platform, but not Twitter's uniqueness0:26:08 Giving up on the idea of a true Twitter clone0:27:44 Unique Marketing Play and Rushed Release0:33:43 Clarifying X as the parent company of Twitter, legal implications.


Web Bixby has been in the insurance business for 40 years and has been an Apple user for longer than that.You can catch up with him on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

Jeff Gamet is a technology blogger, podcaster, author, and public speaker. Previously, he was The Mac Observer’s Managing Editor, and the TextExpander Evangelist for Smile. He has presented at Macworld Expo, RSA Conference, several WordCamp events, along with many other conferences. You can find him on several podcasts such as The Mac Show, The Big Show, MacVoices, Mac OS Ken, This Week in iOS, and more. Jeff is easy to find on social media as @jgamet on Twitter and Instagram, jeffgamet on LinkedIn., @jgamet@mastodon.social on Mastodon, and on his YouTube Channel at YouTube.com/jgamet.

David Ginsburg is the host of the weekly podcast In Touch With iOS where he discusses all things iOS, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Apple Watch, and related technologies. He is an IT professional supporting Mac, iOS and Windows users. Visit his YouTube channel at https://youtube.com/daveg65 and find and follow him on Twitter @daveg65 and on Mastodon at @daveg65@mastodon.cloud

Ben Roethig has been in the Apple Ecosystem since the System 7 Days. He is the a former Associate Editor with Geek Beat, Co-Founder of The Tech Hangout and Deconstruct and currently shares his thoughts on RoethigTech. Contact him on  Twitter and Mastodon.



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