Threads of Connection

Threads social network logo

I like Threads, it’s a good social network to be active in and to engage with others. Or to listen, I find that appealing too. The desktop and mobile apps are good, although all lack some features that may come sooner or later.

For me, one niggle is the icon to indicate likes or other activities and with a red dot whenever there’s new activity you haven’t viewed yet. This indicator, though, is a bit confusing as the red dot comes and goes with no visible connection to changes in actual activity.

Let me add some poetic license to my musing…

In the digital tapestry of Threads,
Where thoughts and voices interweave,
A heart icon stands, black and bold,
New connections it aims to achieve.

But lo! A crimson dot appears,
A beacon of unread delight,
It comes and goes, a fickle friend,
Keeping users on their toes, day and night.

We tap and scroll, engage and share,
In this vibrant online space,
The red dot teases, now you see,
Now you don’t – a notification race.

Features may come, and some may go,
As Threads evolves with every post,
But that elusive scarlet speck,
Remains the one that puzzles me most.

Yet still we return, drawn by the heart,
To this place of digital discourse,
For in these Threads, we find our voice,
And connections become our driving force.

Threads app icone

So the red dot that comes and goes matters not! Do I want to get pinged with every notification that diverts my attention?

No, because I bask in the joy of listening or engaging whenever the moment feels right, not in arbitrary response to a red dot. After all, Threads is not X!

Why not join me on Threads? I’m here: See you there?

(Image at top by BoliviaInteligente on Unsplash.)

Neville Hobson

Social Strategist, Communicator, Writer, and Podcaster with a curiosity for tech and how people use it. Believer in an Internet for everyone. Early adopter (and leaver) and experimenter with social media. Occasional test pilot of shiny new objects. Avid tea drinker.