Twitter users may have a chance to pivot to the next rival social media app. blue sky, began beta testing on Apple’s app store on Tuesday. Former Twitter CEO and founder Jack Dorsey was the mastermind behind his Bluesky, which he later announced would focus on Elon Musk buys Twitter for $44 billion in October of last year.
Bluesky was originally conceptualized as a “decentralized social network” in 2019 as an extension of Twitter, but later spun off into its own platform.The company announced its independence early last year, writing on Twitter director“Both Twitter and Bluesky recognized the importance of independence to the success of their projects, so they formed independent companies to ensure the widest possible range of interests.”
The beta app is available for download from the App Store by invitation only, and users who want to participate can submit their email address to be put on a waiting list.
according to TechCrunch, Bluesky’s interface is similar to Twitter, with minor differences such as asking “What’s up?” Instead of “What’s going on?” type in the text box, but simplify the process by including a plus button that adds 256 characters with the option to add a photo. It will also reportedly allow users to view updates on their home timeline using a split feed.
But if the two apps are so similar, why would anyone want to switch? is considered an annoyance, leading users to ask why they should switch.
Dorsey’s answer is when we visit in 2021. he started advertising Bluesky’s ideas President Donald Trump’s Twitter BanHe wondered if the ban was the right move. in a tweetDorsey said platforms should consider how their services may encourage distraction or harm, and should be more transparent about their moderation operations, but those “cannot erode the free and open global internet”.
Dorsey said Bluesky’s separation from Twitter would slow down content moderation for the larger platform and reduce the amount of authority they have when deciding who is responsible for moderating that content. said he was sure.
“We are doing our part by funding an initiative on open decentralized standards for social media,” said Dorsey. I have written “Our goal is to be the standard client for the Internet’s public conversational layer. We call it Blue Sky.”