In an exchange, Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg seemingly poked fun at Elon Musk for the second time this week, responding to Threads posts with concise one-word replies, a replicate of Musk’s tweeting style.
This playful banter ensued shortly after Zuckerberg tweeted a Spider-Man meme in response to the launch of Threads on Wednesday.
Subsequently, the Meta CEO engaged in two Threads posts, leaving a comment of “concerning” accompanied by a crying laughing emoji, in an apparent nod to Musk’s frequent use of similar responses on Twitter.
After examining Musk’s previous replies, SurgeZirc SA discovered that the Twitter owner has used the word “concerning” at least 26 times in his interactions on the platform.
Zuckerberg adopted this reaction when social network entrepreneur Nikita Bier made a jest about a user leaving the platform.
He repeated it when a Meta engineer highlighted that Threads seemed to be excluded from Twitter’s Trending feature.
In response, Philip Fung remarked in a Threads post, “It seems unlikely that this isn’t among the top 30 US trends in the past day. It makes sense but also reveals the challenge of upholding principles that contradict personal interests.”
Shortly after Meta’s recent social media app launch, Musk’s lawyers dispatched a cease and desist letter, asserting that it mimicked their platform.
Criticizing the app on Saturday, the billionaire tweeted, “Threads is essentially Instagram without pictures, which is perplexing considering thirst pics are the primary reason people use that app. How often have you read Instagram comments and wished for more? Personally, never.”
A few hours after the Threads rollout, Zuckerberg playfully taunted Musk by breaking his decade-long Twitter silence and sharing a Spider-Man meme.
SurgeZirc SA reached out to Meta and Twitter for comments, but responses were not received.