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Facebook Boss “Mark Zuckerberg” Said You Can’t Spend Time On Twitter Without Getting Annoyed 

 

  • Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg joined “The Joe Rogan Experience” and discussed Twitter and Instagram’s differences.
  • Zuckerberg said it’s difficult to spend time on Twitter “without getting upset,” but Instagram focuses on positivity.
  • Instagram platform has faced a multiple lawsuits that accuse the app of hurting the mental health of young users.

Mark Zuckerberg took a dig at Twitter while on “The Joe Rogan Experience” podcast on Thursday.

Mark Zuckerberg is the CEO of Meta, which owns both Facebook and Instagram, described his own part of using Twitter to Joe Rogan, the podcast’s host, saying, “I find that it’s hard to spend a lot of time on Twitter without getting too upset.”

However, he compared the experience with being on Instagram. “On the flip side, I think Instagram is a super positive space. I think some of the critiques we get there is that it’s very curated and potentially, in some ways, overly positive… It’s easy to spend time there, and kind of absorb a lot of the positivity,” he said.

Zuckerberg went further and said Instagram’s focus on positivity was intentional, saying, “I don’t want to build something that makes people angry.”

He also highlighted some differences between the two social media platforms to “the design of the systems.”

“I think images are a little less cutting usually, and kind of critical, than text,” he said.

Mark Zuckerberg did not totally shun/condemn Twitter, though, complimenting the competing social media platform. Zuckerberg said the site contains “all these people who are super-witty and are saying super-insightful things.”

“But a lot of them are very cutting,” he added.

Meta did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Despite Zuckerberg’s professed focus on positivity when it comes to Instagram, the photo-sharing app has faced multiple backlash for its alleged toll on the mental health of its younger users. In recent months, the company has been hit with lawsuits that accused Instagram of spurring eating disorders in young users and being intentionally addictive.

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Elon Musk Suggests People Who Subscribe To Twitter Blue Should Be Able To Pay With Dogecoin

 

The billionaire CEO of Tesla and SpaceX — who revealed this week that he owns 9.2% of Twitter — is a prolific Twitter user, often moving markets with his tweets.

He was appointed to Twitter’s board of directors on Tuesday and said he looked forward to working with the board to make “significant improvements to Twitter in the coming months.”

Launched in June last year, Twitter Blue is the social media giant’s first subscription service for those willing to pay for exclusive access to special features.

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Elon Musk is tweeting about Twitter again.

This time, he’s come up with a slew of suggestions for Twitter Blue, the social media giant’s subscription service. They include a price cut, the option to pay in dogecoin and banning ads.

The billionaire CEO of Tesla and SpaceX — who now owns 9.2% of Twitter — is a prolific Twitter user, often moving markets with his tweets.

He was appointed to Twitter’s board of directors on Tuesday and said he looks forward to working with the board to make “significant improvements to Twitter in the coming months.”

Launched in June, Twitter Blue is the social media giant’s first subscription service for those willing to pay for exclusive access to special features — such as an “Undo Tweet” feature, customized Twitter app icons and the ability to add bookmarks.

In a series of tweets on Saturday, Musk suggested there should be no ads and that the subscription price be cut.

“Everyone who signs up for Twitter Blue (ie pays $3/month) should get an authentication checkmark,” he tweeted.

“Price should probably be ~$2/month, but paid 12 months up front & account doesn’t get checkmark for 60 days (watch for CC chargebacks) & suspended with no refund if used for scam/spam,” he said.

“And no ads. The power of corporations to dictate policy is greatly enhanced if Twitter depends on advertising money to survive,” he added.

Musk also proposed that the pricing “should be proportionate to affordability & in local currency.”

“Maybe even an option to pay in Doge?” he suggested, referring to the cryptocurrency.

The Twitter Blue service is available in only the U.S., Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

The undo feature lets subscribers change their tweet before it goes live. It is not an edit feature, which Twitter users have often requested. “It’s not an edit button, but a chance to preview and revise your Tweet before it’s posted for the world to see,” the company has said.

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