Elon Musk took to Twitter on Wednesday to express his discontent with the launch of Meta’s new app, Threads. Meta, founded by Mark Zuckerberg, has been vocal about its intention to rival Twitter with Threads. Musk, however, stated that he would rather be attacked by strangers on Twitter than have to pretend to be happy on Instagram.
This tweet from Musk came in response to a Twitter user named Internal Tech Emails, who shared a screenshot of an email from Musk about Instagram, dated August 21, 2018. In the email, Musk mentioned that he had recently deleted his Instagram account, referring to the platform as “weak sauce.”
It’s worth noting that Musk did indeed delete his Instagram account back in 2018 and has made it clear in the past that he is not a fan of the platform. Therefore, his recent comments about Instagram align with his previous sentiment.
Meanwhile, Meta launched Threads on Wednesday, a text-based app that garnered significant attention. According to Mark Zuckerberg, more than five million users signed up to join the platform within the first four hours of its launch. Zuckerberg has been vocal about his desire to surpass Musk’s Twitter in terms of popularity and engagement. In fact, he spent the initial hours of Threads’ existence mocking Musk on the platform.
Zuckerberg expressed his ambition to create a public conversations app with more than one billion users, suggesting that Twitter had missed the mark in achieving this goal. In response to a user’s question about whether Threads could outperform Twitter, Zuckerberg stated his hope that the app would succeed in that regard.
On the other hand, Musk has previously shown his disdain for Meta’s attempt to compete with Twitter. This led to an unconventional chain of events where Musk challenged Zuckerberg to a cage match to settle their differences. Surprisingly, Zuckerberg accepted the challenge, though specifics about when and where the fight would take place remain unclear.
When approached for comment, representatives for Musk at Twitter provided an automated response that did not address the specific questions asked.
In summary, Elon Musk’s recent Twitter activity reveals his dissatisfaction with Meta’s Threads app and his preference for Twitter over Instagram. Mark Zuckerberg’s Meta launched Threads with the aim of surpassing Musk’s Twitter, and the rivalry between the two tech billionaires has escalated to a challenge for a physical showdown.