Engadget Podcast: Diving into Threads and Twitter's latest mess

It’s been a wild week for social media!


While Twitter encountered many self-inflicted wounds this week, users jumped to Blue Sky and Mastodon. Then Meta decided it was a fine time to drop its Twitter copycat, Threads. In this episode, Cherlynn and Devindra chat with Engadget’s Karissa Bell about where all of these services are headed. Will Threads be the clear winner, thanks to Instagram’s social graph? Or will the future lie with fully decentralized platforms like Mastodon?

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  • Twitter continues to crumble, Meta introduces Threads Twitter clone – 1:10

  • The next AirPods Pro release could include health features like a hearing test and body temperature sensors – 34:06

  • Google’s Pixel 8 Pro prototype leaked – 37:18

  • EU Digital Markets Act identifies a class of large ‘gatekeeper’ tech companies for additional regulation – 51:07

  • U.S. Federal Trade Commission announces huge fines for fake product reviews – 55:45

  • Working on – 1:03:19

  • Picks – 1:06:15

Hosts: Cherlynn Low and Devindra Hardawar
Guest: Karissa Bell
Producer: Ben Ellman
Music: Dale North and Terrence O'Brien

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