Bluesky, a new social media platform, is challenging Twitter’s dominance, by gaining popularity among Twitter power users. The service has already attracted well-known personalities like US Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and fashion model Chrissy Teigen, both with millions of Twitter followers, who have joined Bluesky. The platform has a similar look and feel to Twitter, as its creators want to make it easy for Twitter users to transition to Bluesky. This comes after Elon Musk’s controversial takeover of Twitter, which has prompted a wave of new apps aiming to rival the social media giant.
Initially funded by Twitter during Jack Dorsey’s tenure as CEO, Bluesky is positioning itself as a fresh alternative to the chaos of Elon Musk’s Twitter. Dorsey, who is still associated with Bluesky, is one of three board members. The company has emphasized that it is now owned solely by the team itself, as Twitter no longer holds a stake. Bluesky’s rise as a fresh and independent social media option is being closely watched by industry insiders and users alike.
Here is Everything You Need to Know About Jacky Dorsey Backed Bluesky
What is Bluesky?
The service allows users to post short messages (up to 300 characters) and pictures but has no support for DMs (Direct Messages) or Videos, at least for now. What sets Bluesky apart from other social media platforms is its decentralized framework, similar to Mastodon. This allows users to create independent social media experiences and join specific “servers” that have their own unique set of rules, participants, and interests.
Bluesky, an invite-only and beta mode platform, may be a small player in the social media landscape compared to giants like Twitter and Meta, with only around 40,000 users. However, the platform is experiencing an increase in traffic from around the world.
According to data from Similarweb, both the mobile & desktop app visits by users rose to nearly 1.5 million in April. If you want you can definitely check the Bluesky Social app on your Android and iOS devices.
Comparison with Twitter
Bluesky’s design bears a striking resemblance to Twitter, with similar features such as the “What’s hot” and “Following” feeds. The “What’s hot” feed operates similarly to Twitter’s algorithmic “For You” feed, while the “Following” feed functions like Twitter’s chronological timeline. Despite its similarities to Twitter, Bluesky’s decentralized framework and unique features make it stand out from the competition.
Bluesky’s core framework differs significantly from Twitter’s centralized model, allowing for a greater degree of customization. The platform explained that instead of having one central site running the network, Bluesky enables multiple sites to operate independently. This means users can choose from a range of providers, and both individuals and businesses have the option to self-host their own servers. This level of customization sets Bluesky apart from traditional social media platforms and gives users greater control over their online experience.
It remains to be seen whether this unique framework will help Bluesky gain a foothold in the highly competitive social media landscape. But it certainly offers a fresh alternative for users seeking greater control over their social media presence.
Continuing with this, let’s take a look at what Jack Dorsy is saying about Elon Musk after what is happening with Twitter in the past couple of months –
In a series of social media posts on Friday, Jack Dorsey didn’t hold back in criticizing Elon Musk’s leadership of Twitter following his acquisition of the company. Dorsey expressed his opinion that everything “went south” after Musk took over and went on to suggest that Musk “should have walked away” from the acquisition altogether.
Twitter, since coming under the leadership of Elon Musk, has undergone significant changes including staff reductions and frequent service disruptions. The company has also made controversial decisions, such as the recent removal of blue checks from VIP users who don’t pay to be verified.
Bluesky users recently sparked a conversation about the leadership of Twitter, asking founder Jack Dorsey if he thought Elon Musk was the right person to lead the platform. Dorsey’s response was a straightforward “No.”
“No. Nor do I think he acted right after realizing his timing was bad. Nor do I think the board should have forced the sale. It all went south,” Dorsey added.
How Can You Sign Up For Bluesky Social?
Bluesky Social, the new social media platform that is generating a lot of buzz as a potential alternative to Twitter, is currently in beta mode and invite-only. Those who want to join can add their email addresses to the waiting list and wait for an invite. Alternatively, if they know someone who is already a member, they can ask for an invite code. According to CEO Jay Graber, the platform will remain invite-only until it has progressed further in development.
According to Bloomberg News, Bluesky revealed that it now has more than 40,000 users. The platform, which had started registering users from its wait-list earlier this year, experienced its largest single-day increase in users last week.
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