Jack Dorsey, the former CEO of Twitter, founded Bluesky, a decentralized social media platform, which claimed on Friday morning that 30,000 people had joined the waiting list for its test app just 48 hours after it was revealed.
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
The Bluesky protocol allows multiple social networks, each with its own management and review system, to communicate with other social networks through an open standard. Bluesky is used to create decentralized social networks. An “application” is any social network that makes use of the protocol.
The Bluesky initiative debuted The AT Protocol, a website for the protocol, on Tuesday. Additionally, a waitlist for the Bluesky app, a browser for the AT Protocol network, was made available.
Bluesky, a non-profit venture run by Twitter, was introduced in 2019 Jack Dorsey, who was Twitter’s CEO at the time. The project was abandoned until May 2022, when Dorsey left Twitter.
Twitter is funding a small independent team of up to five open source architects, engineers, and designers to develop an open and decentralized standard for social media. The goal is for Twitter to ultimately be a client of this standard. 🧵
— jack (@jack) December 11, 2019
Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla, declared earlier in October that he would adhere to his commitment to take Twitter private, putting an end to a protracted legal struggle to acquire the social network for $44 billion. He has until October 28 to complete the transaction. According to The Washington Post, Musk intends to eliminate 70% of Twitter’s personnel following the takeover.