Facebook goes for Twitter: everything we know about Meta’s new social network
Twitter is a social network that has a very specific niche of users, users who generally only use this social network by offering a different way of getting information where multimedia content is not a priority like Facebook or Instagram. Since Twitter passed into the hands of Elon Musk, there have been many changes that the platform has undergone, some for better and others for worse, forcing many users to look for alternatives , Mastodon being the most popular of all.
Users who have been on Twitter for many years have become accustomed to this platform and although Mastodon has become the best alternative, it has not managed to captivate users who remain faithful to Twitter and who hope everything is a bad dream. The problem is, if this takes a long time to happen, it’s probably too late, considering that the Meta group is about to launch a new alternative to Twitter .
Meta announced a few months ago that it was working on a new social network based on small text messages, but, unlike Twitter and Facebook, the operation will be more similar to Mastodon, a decentralized network, so it will work through different servers that will have different levels of moderation, which can be both an advantage and a problem. Although its name is unknown, what we do know is what its logo will be like, as application security researcher Alessandro Paluzzi has been able to find out. If we listen to the rumors, this application could be called Barcelona , although it is also likely that it is the name in the testing phase and not the final one.
The head of this platform will be Adam Mosseri, so it is more than likely that this new alternative to Twitter is the same as Instagram, but only showing text messages. And, although they will be independent, they can be accessed using accounts from this platform, although it should not be a requirement.
Various sources suggest that Meta is working with inclusive people from all sectors so that when this new platform is launched, users who want to try it can start doing so, having people to follow, since, in the end, it is what it is about.
If a social network does not have relevant people to follow , users do not find it interesting to create an account and start using it, which is more or less what has happened to Mastodon, a social network that experienced spectacular growth with the arrival of Elon Musk, but that has not managed to attract important people from all sectors so that users create accounts and stop using Twitter.
Regarding the possible launch date, various sources suggest that it will be in July when the Meta group will present this new alternative to Twitter, a new alternative that, if it is more of the same and Meta continues to be behind it, will not attract users who they remain dissatisfied with Twitter but remain loyal to the platform.