Bluesky: Former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Introduces An Alternative
Former Twitter CEO & co-founder Jack Dorsey has launched a Twitter rival app, Bluesky. It’s a decentralized and invite-only iOS app on the App Store.
Jack Dorsey, has re-entered the social media fray with the release of Bluesky, a Twitter competitor that is currently in beta testing on the Apple App Store.
According to TechCrunch, the Twitter-funded microblogging network is currently in invite-only testing and is about to be made publicly available.
The Bluesky iOS app launched on February 17 and had received about 2,000 installs during the testing phase, as per app intelligence company data.ai.
The software has a straightforward user interface where you’re able to click a plus button to add a 256-character post that supports images.
Twitter has asked Bluesky, “What’s going on?” whereas Bluesky retrieves, “What’s up?”
Users of Bluesky can share, mute, and block accounts, but the study states that more sophisticated capabilities, including adding them to lists, are not yet accessible.
The explore option in the navigation’s bottom center is helpful as it provides more “who to follow “suggestions as well as a feed of the most recent Bluesky updates.
You may check your Notifications on another tab, which is similar to Twitter in that it includes likes, reposts, follows, and replies. No DMs are present “based on the report.
Similar to Twitter, you can find and follow people. You can then see their updates on a Home timeline. A profile photo, backdrop, bio, and analytics are all included in user profiles.
The Bluesky project began with Twitter in 2019, but the company was founded in 2022 as a stand-alone organization specializing in R&D for decentralized social networks.
Dorsey discussed Bluesky after he left Twitter, calling it “an open decentralized platform for social media.” “.
Dorsey wrote on Twitter in October of last year that Bluesky intended to be “a rival to any corporation trying to acquire the underlying value for social media or the data of the users.” “.
Bluesky received $13 million in fundraising last year with Dorsey on its board of directors.
Bluesky was founded to conduct research and development on technologies that allow for open and decentralized public discourse.
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