About POP!

POP! is INQUIRER.net’s premier pop culture channel, delivering the latest news in the realm of pop culture, internet culture, social issues, and everything fun, weird, and wired. It is also home to POP! Sessions and POP! Hangout,
OG online entertainment programs in the
Philippines (streaming since 2015).

As the go-to destination for all things ‘in the now’, POP! features and curates the best relevant content for its young audience. It is also a strong advocate of fairness and truth in storytelling.

POP! is operated by INQUIRER.net’s award-winning native advertising team, BrandRoom.

Contact Us

Email us at [email protected]


MRP Building, Mola Corner Pasong Tirad Streets, Brgy La Paz, Makati City

Girl in a jacket

Mark Zuckerberg tweets for the first time in 11 years following ‘Threads’ release

After launching Twitter’s rival app, Threads, Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg visited the microblogging platform for the first time in 11 years to post a tweet.

Just in case you are wondering what Zuckerberg tweeted, it was a photo of the iconic Spiderman meme that many people use and share online. His tweet featured only a photo of the meme, without any caption.

Zuckerberg’s tweet garnered significant attention and reactions from the users of the app. The last time he had tweeted was way back in 2012.

Meta just revealed a new app called “Threads” which is said to be a good alternative to the famous microblogging platform. Basically, Threads is a “text-based conversation application.”

This app is linked to Instagram and users can also follow the people that they’ve already been following on the platform.

Similar to the features of Twitter, there are thread-like posts in the app that let people convey their thoughts and take part in conversations. Users are allowed to share their posts up to 500-character.

Meta’s Threads has been called the “Twitter Killer.” Within the first seven hours after the release of the new app, Zuckerberg said that 10 million people had already signed up.

According to Forbes, it took 852 days for Facebook to have 10 million users. On the other hand, it took 780 days for Twitter to reach this number.

Since Elon Musk has taken over Twitter, the popular platform has faced a number of issues. It can be remembered that the billionaire bought the app for $44 billion last year. It was said that the changes that happened in the app have frustrated its users.

The recent issue that occurred in this app was the “rate limit,” which became controversial as the number of tweets users could view or read has been limited. Musk said in a tweet that the temporary limit in the platform was applied in order to “address extreme levels of data scraping & system manipulation.”

The limit was different depending on the verification status of users. The public was not happy after the rate limit was imposed.

While many online users have started joining Threads, many celebrities have been reported to have started using the new app as well such as Shakira, Kim Kardashian, Will Smith, Jennifer Lopez, and many more.


Other POP! stories that you might like:

Authors sue OpenAI after allegedly using their books to train ChatGPT without their consent

5,000-year-old cuneiform tablets translated in an instant, thanks to groundbreaking AI

Elon Musk imposes ‘rate limit’ on Twitter, and users are not happy about it

Vietnam investigates BLACKPINK concert tour organizer’s website over presentation of South China Sea map

Lola Amour frontman shares story behind the group’s TikTok-trending song ‘Raining in Manila’

Related Stories

Popping on POP!