After resigning from his position as Twitter CEO in November 2021, Jack Dorsey is looking to make a comeback in the social media industry with blue skya decentralized Twitter alternative, which landed on theApp Store this week. Although the app is only available in beta version By invitation only, this probably indicates that the public launch of the application is imminent. THE new social network has the same design as Twitter. blue sky is essentially a Twitter spin-off launched by its original creator. Our report.
Bluesky, Jack Dorsey’s decentralized network
blue sky works like a protocol decentralized social network which allows users to collaborate to create a social network that is not controlled or owned by an entity. blue sky has an optimized user interface. The message flow is based on the main characteristics of Twitter, with counters for comments, shares and likes under each post. The profile page also follows the template of Twitter. Prateek Waghre from the Internet Freedom Foundation said : ” Although decentralized social media platforms have grown in prominence over the past 4-5 years, they are largely driven by concerns associated with traditional social media sites”.
However, the centralized social media protocol has its own benefits in terms of optimized engagement, better response times, and generally better user experience. Although users are increasingly concerned about the harms of consumer social networksthey much prefer the optimized user interface of a centralized platform like Twitter.
Will Bluesky be able to present itself as a rival to Twitter?
Jack Dorsey was probably motivated to support blue sky because he disagrees with authoritative social media moderation policies, such as those followed by Musk. Moreover, Dorsey has known under Elon Musk changes that put off some users. Can he offer a alternative viable at Twitter ? Experts believe that it is unlikely that a platform like Bluesky can compete with Twitter. blue sky is not the only one decentralized social network available in the market. Many other platforms such as Mastedon, Steemit and Minds are also trying to use the technology blockchain to create a site that is more censorship-resistant than traditional, centralized social networks.
I’main advantage of a decentralized social network is that it could offer users more control over their data. This is why platforms like Mastedon have gained traction following Musk’s acquisition of Twitter, as users left Twitter offended by Musk’s moderation policies to try decentralized platforms. However, the objective of blue sky is to provide Internet users with a decentralized social network open-source, i.e. not controlled by a company. As already pointed out by several sources of information, the arrival of a public app on App Store could mean a full release is imminent, but there’s no official release date yet.
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