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Threads Is Already Off To A Questionable Start For The Gays

Threads Is Already Off To A Questionable Start For The Gays

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So many drawbacks, and even more jokes making fun of them.

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Ever since Elon Musk took over Twitter and started breaking the whole thing apart bit by bit, people have been searching for an alternative. Which means existing platforms have been stepping up their game, new platforms have been launching, and frustrated Twitter vets have been signing up for each and every one of them.

Threads is the latest offering, direct from Meta’s Mark Zuckerberg. As it only launched this week, it’s yet to be determined whether it poses any real threat to Musk, or has enough to offer people who just want what Twitter used to be. But that hasn’t stopped folks from hopping on the bandwagon just in case it takes off, and the gays certainly aren’t immune to following trends.

But some major drawbacks are already jumping out, including the fact that it’s synced up to Instagram, sticking you with your existing Instagram username and causing issues for people who like to use different social media for different purposes or groups of people.

And Threads’ policy against NSFW content is…definitely not chill.

So it's really no surprise that, as a people, we’re still divided as to whether Threads is going to be hopping or if it’s already dead in the water.

But possibly the worst thing of all is that your feed is algorithm-based, meaning you can’t control whose posts show up.

You would think someone could put together an app where we can simply decide who to follow, see their posts in the order they were posted, and not get harassed by bigots, but apparently there’s not a single billionaire in the world who can figure out how to make that happen.

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Rachel Kiley

Rachel Kiley is presumably a writer and definitely not a terminator. She can usually be found crying over queerbaiting in the Pitch Perfect franchise or on Twitter, if not both.

Rachel Kiley is presumably a writer and definitely not a terminator. She can usually be found crying over queerbaiting in the Pitch Perfect franchise or on Twitter, if not both.