Bluesky: Jack Dorsey's decentralized social network is now available to everyone
Bluesky currently has over 3 million users, but the number could quickly increase as they go public.
Bluesky: a new social platform
History and functionality
Bluesky began as an internal project on Twitter for Jack Dorsey (cooperation with him ceased after the acquisition of the company by Elon Musk). This platform has some similarities to X and its alternative platform from Meta Threads.
User posts are displayed in chronological order, but users will be able to join later algorithmic feeds created by other users. Bluesky also announced that it plans to introduce a similar approach to content moderation, allowing third parties to create their own "labeling services" for content.
AT Protocol and AT Social
Bluesky is based on an open source standard called AT Protocol. It will allow users to move their data and content from one server to another. Like Mastodon and other services that use the ActivityPub protocol, Bluesky also runs on its own protocol.
Key Features of Bluesky
Bluesky currently offers mobile push notifications, shared lists users, email checking, advanced channel and stream options for filtering and sorting posts, media tabs in user profiles, and a “Like” feature for your own profile.