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Bluesky: Jack Dorsey’s attempt to redo Twitter already growing fast –Report

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*A consumer data group data reports Bluesky, an invite-only rival to Twitter has quickly gained a following since debuting February 2023, and its app has been downloaded 360,000 times from Apple’s app store worldwide

Gbenga Kayode | ConsumerConnect

Former Twitter Chief Executive Officer Jack Dorsey-backed Bluesky as a decentralised, invite-only social media platform is already growing fast in the digital space, report has said.

ConsumerConnect reports Dorsey, who happens to also be Twitter’s Co-founder, created Bluesky.

It is recalled since buying Twitter 2022, Elon Musk, the new owner and Chief Executive Officer of the leading microblogging site and social media channel, has made a series of “chaotic changes” to the social media service that have alienated legions of users worldwide.

This development has been good news for Bluesky, an invite-only rival that has quickly gained a following since debuting February this year.

It was learnt its app has been downloaded 360,000 times from Apple’s app store worldwide, consumer data group and over a million more users are on the waitlist to join the platform.

Most of the new users have been added this month, according to Bloomberg.

Contrary to Twitter, Dorsey wanted to build a decentralised service, meaning its user data is stored in independent servers rather than in ones owned by one company—thereby giving users more autonomy in how they interact on the platform.

Jay Graber, CEO of Bluesky, wrote in a blog post last year: “We envision an open social media ecosystem where developers have more opportunity to build and innovate, and users have more choice and control over which services they use and their experience on social media as a whole.”

Dorsey also reportedly noted that one of his regrets was commercialising Twitter.

According to him, if he had a chance to do it over again, he’d make it more like an open source project.

“The biggest issue and my biggest regret is that it [Twitter] became a company,” Dorsey tweeted in August, responding to a question about whether the platform turned out like he wanted it to.

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