Meta (the company that owns Facebook and Instagram) released a Twitter clone called Threads. Based on your Instagram account, Threads is another social media platform design to bring people closer together through a “global town square” type conversation experience.

Meta also really wants your data. Take a look at the screen shot above at all the data points their app is monitoring on your phone.

While I really want to see Twitter fail under Elon Musk’s leadership, as he’s done everything he can to make it a creep cesspool of awfulness, there are better options out there. Meta’s Threads is cool and millions and millions of people are already using it. People are looking for an alternative to Twitter.

But the data scraping is so cringey.