Jack Dorsey’s Bluesky opens social network to everyone: Best Media Info

Bluesky, a Twitter-like social network championed by Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey, is now allowing anyone to join and create an account.

Until Tuesday, anyone hoping to join Bluesky needed an invitation, which meant hunting down an existing member and begging for an invite. That invite-only period gave the site time to build out moderation tools and other features, Bluesky said.

Bluesky resembles Twitter, now known as X, after Tesla billionaire Elon Musk paid

44 billion for the company in many respects, although it doesn’t yet offer direct messaging between users.

By default, Bluesky displays posts by accounts you follow in a linear timeline, although it’s also possible to switch to algorithm-driven timelines created by other users. The service does its own moderation but also plans to let its users stack together alternative moderation schemes.

Bluesky has adopted a federation algorithm called the Authenticated Transfer Protocol and is so far the only such service using it. 

According to excerpts from PTI, Bluesky plans to set users free by allowing them to move their collections of friends, followers and other data to competing social networks.

As the company says in a whimsical cartoon page included in Tuesday’s announcement, Bluesky aims to be ” the last social account you’ll ever need to create.”



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