#Twitter Takes A Shot At #Instagram With A Petty Post About Screenshots; #socialmedia

Instagram and Facebook lovers need to get off their high horse and smell the fake posts that has overrun everyone's feed. Between Instagram, Facebook and Twitter, the latter is the saner. You don't see Tweeps posting heavily edited, FaceTuned photos of themselves in make-believe scenes day in day out. You don't see Tweeps buying followers and likes all the time. Sure, Twitter has a bot problem, but so does the other two. At least on Twitter people can actually learn something and keep up to date with current events and meaningful articles. Whereas, with Instagram and Facebook, it's all about hyper-individualism and being so self-absorbed. It's also hypocritical to say that when it comes to comments Twitter is bad, because it's just as bad on Facebook and Instagram. Trolls aren't confined to a platform, it's inherent to the general public. People these days are simply keen at voicing out their opinions, and it doesn't matter what platform you're on.

If you're looking for a platform where you can express your opinions — in words or imagery or other — Twitter is the way to go. You're less likely going to be harassed by a double-standard policy and a feed that shoves advertisements every four posts. It doesn't give you a false sense of privacy.

And lastly, how many times has Twitter sold or exploited your data for millions without your consent? How many privacy-related lawsuits has Twitter scored in the past few years?

New York (The Verge) — Twitter takes a shot at Instagram with a petty post about screenshots theverge.com/tldr/2019/9/4/….

Twitter used its official Instagram account to post a petty message about how Instagram users use tweets to rack up likes. The message spans six boxes to spell out that Twitter knows what everyone is up to, it sees you, and it’s about to do the same thing.

Twitter used its official Instagram account this morning to post a petty message about how Instagram users use tweets to rack up likes. The message, seen in the screenshot below, spans six boxes to spell out that Twitter knows what everyone is up to, it sees you, and it’s about to do the same thing. Clout is still clout.

The tweet is real, and, upon further investigation, Twitter’s team did reach out to ask if they could use it. Since then, Twitter has decided to play into Instagram’s game. The account is now posting screenshots of random tweets. (I think they’re supposed to be funny.)

This isn’t a new phenomenon. People, especially those under the age of 30, figured out long ago that Twitter could be used as a way to boost Instagram accounts. The way that tweets present themselves in screenshots is funnier on Instagram, creators told The Verge last year. It’s also why visual gags on sites like Tumblr can perform better on Twitter or Instagram as screenshots. A tweet that might do decently well on Twitter before it’s lost forever to the constantly moving timeline can play out much better on Instagram. Julia Alexander/@verge

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