Well, it seems like Twitter Owner Elon Musk is not looking forward to some healthy competition. This thing was speculated when he discontinued Twitter’s free API access for developers in favor of a paid service.
Moreover, following his takeover of Twitter, he reportedly removed its Indian rival, Koo’s, account from the network. Not only that but Mastodon has been removed from the microblogging platform.
Elon Musk is now losing his calm as rumors revealed that Meta was intending to build a Twitter competitor.
Elon Musk replied to allegations that Meta was intending to create a competitor to Twitter, calling the company’s Mark Zuckerberg a copycat.
In reaction to a tweet on Meta’s likely move, he commented, “Copy (cat emoji)”.
Elon Musk called Mark Zuckerberg "Copy Cat"
Meta plans to launch a Twitter rival.
Elon Musk replied to dailyloud tweet saying Copy followed by a cat emoji. pic.twitter.com/bFrG66Clsy
— Quick Bits (@quick_bitss) March 12, 2023
Meta’s plans for launching Twitter’s competitor include a new standalone app for sharing text-based content. As per sources, the app would be built on ActivityPub, a decentralized social media protocol utilized by other federated applications such as Mastodon.
The app’s codename appears to be P92. We’re developing a standalone decentralized networking site for exchanging text updates, according to a Meta spokesman.
Well, there is a need for a dedicated location where creators and prominent people may communicate relevant information on their interests.
According to an investigation, the cause of the outage was an engineer’s error who was solely responsible for administering the app’s API. The programmer performed a ‘poor configuration change’ on the day the app went down, resulting in the Twitter API being ‘broken,’ according to a Twitter employee.
As a result, users received mysterious messages in their feeds. In February, Twitter said that it will no longer provide free API access and will instead make it accessible as a subscription service.
Beginning February 9, we would no longer provide free access to the Twitter API, including v2 and v1.1, according to the company’s official developer account. Instead, a paid basic level will be accessible.