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In just one week, more than 100 million people joined Meta’s new App Threads.

On “A Matter of Opinion,” the hosts ask why so many people join, given how much we love to hate on social media, and whether “social” media is even social anymore.

(A full transcript of the episode will be available at noon on the Times website.)

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“Matter of Opinion” is produced by Sophia Alvarez Boyd, Derek Arthur and Phoebe Lett. It was edited by Stephanie Joyce. Mixing by Carole Sabouraud. Original music by Isaac Jones, Efim Shapiro, Carole Sabouraud, Sonia Herrero and Pat McCusker. Our fact-checking team is Kate Sinclair, Mary Marge Locker and Michelle Harris. Audience strategy by Shannon Busta and Kristina Samulewski. Our executive producer is Annie-Rose Strasser.

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