Meta’s New Text Sharing Platform as Twitter Rival
Meta, the owner of Facebook, has announced that it is developing a new social media platform, Read to know more!
Meta, the owner of Facebook, has announced that it is developing a new social media platform. It will be a text sharing, potentially competing app for Twitter. Since Elon Musk’s takeover of Twitter, the platform has experienced multiple outages. Also, layoffs and advertisers leaving due to the lack of content moderation. No major alternative to Twitter has emerged, leaving global leaders, politicians, celebrities, and companies. With little choice but to continue communicating via the platform.
The new platform, which the company characterizes as a “standalone, decentralized social network for exchanging text updates,” is under development, according to reports on the news websites Platformer and India-based MoneyCentral. The new software would make use of technology that would allow it to communicate with platforms. Such as Mastodon, a niche social network. Digital firms typically restrict sites like Instagram and YouTube. It will be using company servers and maintain them behind technological barriers, but this represents a substantial departure. Decentralized computer servers administer Mastodon, and there is no central management or authority making decisions.
In a brief statement, Meta stated, “We believe there is a need for a dedicated location where creators and public personalities may give timely updates about their interests. The company made the decision as it sought to broaden its offerings and as increased scrutiny was placed on Meta’s methods of content filtering. The new platform might give people and communities a more open and decentralized area to communicate and exchange information.”
It is yet to be seen whether the new network can compete with Twitter and draw a sizable user base. Yet, given Meta’s substantial assets and reach, it might be able to offer a workable substitute for the troubled social media juggernaut. The world has become more connected and reliant on digital communication. With the increase of digital communication, the demand for more diverse and decentralised social media platforms will most certainly only grow.