The co-founder of the social media behemoth, Jack Dorsey, revealed that he aims to eventually develop a new social media network, named Bluesky Social, and that its testing is beginning as Elon Musk completed the acquisition of Twitter.
Just two days before Musk formally acquired Twitter, on Tuesday, Dorsey disclosed that Bluesky Social, a “blockchain-base” social media site, had started testing and was nearing a public launch, according to Business Insider.
In fact, Bluesky was established in 2019 as a kind of research platform for decentralizing social media. According to The Independent, it was intended to be a “open and decentralized” social media standard.
According to Cryptopedia’s explanation of blockchain social media, the platform’s blockchain foundation means it brings decentralized and permissionless blockchain protocols to platforms built for facilitating connection and content-sharing between people.”
According to the Independent, blockchains are a crucial component of the technology underlying cryptocurrencies.
Nevertheless, despite the fact that Bluesky has existed since 2019, Dorsey’s most recent announcement indicates that it is entering its next stage of development and is one step closer to becoming functional.
According to Insider, Bluesky Social is beginning beta testing but has not yet officially launched.
Bluesky has been recruiting thousands of users to sign up and test it out for this testing phase.
On October 20, Bluesky said that it had received 30,000 signups over Twitter.
“Wow. 30k signups for our app’s waiting list in the last two days! Thanks for the overwhelming interest, we’ll do our best to get you in soon,” tweeted Bluesky.
Wow. 30k signups for our app’s waiting list in the last two days! Thanks for the overwhelming interest, we’ll do our best to get you in soon. 🔜
— bluesky (@bluesky) October 20, 2022
According to reports, one compelling feature of Bluesky is that the technology upon which it is based offers people power over algorithms rather than the platform censoring them, according to Gizmodo.
“What’s perhaps most interesting and actually tenable in today’s social media ecosystem is the promise that the AT Protocol will let users control their own algorithms … What this supposedly means is that users can dictate how much of certain content they wish to receive and from where.” according to Gizmodo.
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That is why Bluesky described itself on the website as “creators independence from platforms, developers the freedom to build and users a choice in their experience.”
Though Bluesky was originally founded with funding from Twitter, the social media giant does not have controlling shares in the fledgling platform, the Independent reported.
Bluesky also clarified in April that the funding from Twitter did not come with any strings attached. CONTINUE READING…