People Are Atwitter About Threads
Unless you’re living under a rock, you have probably heard the buzz around the new Threads platform, the Instagram Threads app which Mark Zuckerberg created to rival Elon Musk’s Twitter. Threads is part of Meta, which also owns Facebook and Instagram. The social media site surpassed 100 million sign-ups in five days, breaking ChatGPT’s record as the fastest online platform to hit the milestone.
According to Zuckerberg, Meta’s vision for Threads is to be a friendly and kind place. Twitter’s stated mission, on the other hand, is free speech for all, which is why Musk says he reactivated banned accounts when he bought the company in October. Questions remain about how Threads will handle content moderation on the platform, or if it will affect Twitter in the long run.
While the rivalry between Musk and Zuckerberg seems more intense than ever, having similar platforms that suit different needs gives consumers options. And that’s a hallmark of a free-market society.
Kevin Garrett is a freelance photographer for Georgia Trend. A graduate of Auburn University and Marietta resident, he is not only creative and talented but also passionate about his job. When asked about his work and his life in general, that passion shines through.
“I greatly enjoy shooting for Georgia Trend. These jobs allow me to meet interesting people and have an inside look into businesses that often I had no idea are based in Georgia. For this issue, I was given the opportunity to make environmental portraits to accompany a story on life science companies. I love to hear the stories of what folks find fascinating about their work, how they began in business and progressed on their career path,” he says.
“When I was a child, my family moved to Early County when my father was hired as a forester for Georgia-Pacific. They had built a new paper mill in southwest Georgia. I had opportunity sometimes to accompany my father to the mill and have a tour. I loved getting to see the process and machinery, how the paper was made from the trees. Many years later, I now shoot for Georgia-Pacific in their various facilities around the country.“Over the years, because of my job, I have been inside the vault at the Federal Reserve Bank, inside a nuclear power plant, piloted a flight simulator for a Boeing jet, spent the day at an olive farm, and seen how carpet, tile, and other flooring are made,” Garrett says.
Kevin Garrett shot the photos for “Life-Changing Success” which can be found in this issue.