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- indulge /in-DUHLJ/
- excluding /uhk-SKLOO-duhng/
- integration /in-ti-GREY-shuhn/
- spark /spahrk/
- uncertainty /uhn-SUR-tn-tee/
[verb] – to allow yourself or another person to have something enjoyable, especially more than is good for you
After a week of strict dieting, she couldn’t resist indulging in a large slice of chocolate cake.
[preposition] – not including
The party is open to all students, excluding those who have not registered in advance.
[noun] – the action or process of combining two or more things in an effective way
The company’s new software allows for seamless integration of different departments, improving overall efficiency and productivity.
[verb] – to cause the start of something, especially an argument or fighting
The controversial decision sparked a heated debate among the members of the committee.
[noun] – a situation in which something is not known, or something that is not known or certain
The uncertainties surrounding the outcome of the election made everyone anxious about the future.
Threads’ release follows criticism of Meta’s business practices, including prioritizing profits over safety and past scandals related to data privacy. With its integration with Instagram, Threads enjoys an advantage over alternatives like Bluesky and Mastodon. Users can share posts between Threads and Instagram, customize profiles, and control privacy settings. While connected to Instagram, Threads has drawn comparisons to Twitter, sparking speculation about its potential as a “Twitter killer.” Regulatory uncertainties have delayed its launch in the EU. However, Meta is exploring opportunities for expansion into the European market.
- Have you tried using Meta’s Threads app or any other similar social media platforms? If so, what was your experience like compared to other platforms such as Twitter or Instagram? If not, would you be interested in trying out Meta’s Threads app or similar social media platforms in the future?
- How do you feel about the concerns raised regarding data collection practices in apps like Threads?
- Do you think Meta’s Threads app has the potential to become a successful competitor to Twitter?
- What are your thoughts on Meta’s strategy of launching Threads as a competitor to Twitter?
- Considering the concerns raised about Meta’s business practices and past scandals related to data privacy, do you think users will trust and embrace Threads as a new social media platform? Why or why not?
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