Elon Musk, who recently acquired Twitter for $44 billion, instantly fired the company’s top executives. Though much speculation surrounds Twitter’s future, its founder, Jack Dorsey, has already hinted at potential new directions.
Details about A competitor to Twitter founded by Jack Dorsey will soon start testing:
In 2006, Dorsey launched Twitter, which quickly rose to become one of the most popular social media networks in the world. Currently, Jack Dorsey is getting ready to release a public beta test of his new social networking application.
Bluesky is a new platform created by the founder of Twitter. There is already a waiting list of individuals who want to test out the beta edition of the Bluesky app. Although the exact design of the app is unknown, Dorsey has made a lot of information available.
The “Authenticated Transfer Protocol,” or federated social network as Bluesky Team prefers to call it, is one of the main features of the platform. The company’s website describes a federated network as “similar to email, a method for servers to connect with one another. You can have multiple locations manage the network rather than just one.”
Bluesky will compete with any “business aiming to own the underlying basics for social media or the data of the people using it,” Jack Dorsey said in a Tweet earlier this month.
Meanwhile, following Elon Musk’s takeover, Twitter has descended into pandemonium. To the dismay of many detractors, Musk not only fired the company’s top 3 executives but also plans to loosen regulations around policing and long-term bans. Musk has assured users that Twitter won’t devolve into a “free-for-all hellscape” despite this.
According to Bluesky, the four factors of account portability, algorithmic choice, interoperation, and performance make AT Protocol special. When the network launches, we’ll know more about what this implies.