Apr 26, 2023

Jack Dorsey’s Bluesky is like Twitter without Musk

NOTE: This article is not about any of the “normal” topics of this newsletter: genealogy, history, current affairs, DNA, and related topics. However, the various problems with Twitter and its new CEO, Elon Musk, seem to be constantly in the news these days so I thought I would add one more article that points to a recent article that caught my eye. I would hope you will also read it.

From an article by Lance Ulanoff published in the web site:

A Musk-free zone

Bluesky Social might be the real antidote to what ails Twitter.

It had been another caustic and demoralizing night on Twitter, a platform I once loved, but which has now devolved into a circus of sycophantic Elon Musk-adoring clowns, when I noticed a new DM from some I didn’t really know, but who was offering me an invite code for Bluesky Social.

Former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey quietly launched Bluesky Social, a decentralized social media platform, back in October of 2022. Virtually no one I knew had even seen it, but the app had recently dropped on both Android and iOS. And over the past couple of days (I’m writing this on April 25), the invite-only platform has been expanding, thanks to longer-term users gathering and distributing invite codes to friends, influencers, and even celebrities.

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