MacVoices #23204: MacVoices Live! – The Turbulent Genesis of Threads (2)

This MacVoices Live! panel continue their examination of the birth and rapid evolution of Meta’s Threads. Chuck JoinerDavid GinsburgBen RoethigJeff 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:


0:02:20 Mark Zuckerberg: From Devil to Internet Hero
0:08:40 Facebook’s dilemma: To pay or not to pay?
0:10:14 Lack of web interface for Threads app
0:12:24 Debate over curated vs chronological timeline in Threads
0:16:07 Possibility of a paid subscription for desired features
0:16:30 The Question of Paying for Twitter Subscription
0:17:09 Elon Musk and Twitter Threaten Lawsuit Against Meta
0:17:27 Twitter Lawsuit: Slinging Mud or Proving Damages?
0:18:43 The Potential of Robot Cars and Rockets
0:20:41 Analyzing code line by line for comparison
0:22:35 Twitter’s missed opportunity to address infringement
0:24:35 Recreating the threaded microblogging platform, but not Twitter’s uniqueness
0:26:08 Giving up on the idea of a true Twitter clone
0:27:44 Unique Marketing Play and Rushed Release
0:33:43 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., @[email protected] on Mastodon, and on his YouTube Channel at

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 and find and follow him on Twitter @daveg65 and on Mastodon at @[email protected]

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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