Bluesky became famous after Elon Musk took over Twitter. Because of the chaos in the company and the changes to this app, people (also) turned elsewhere. In addition to Bluesky, alternatives like Threads and Mastodon have also reaped the benefits.
Last year, more than three million people around the world had a Bluesky account, the developers said Tuesday. It is not known how many people are actively using the service.
Bluesky is very similar to X. You can follow other accounts, send messages to each other, share photos, and share and like posts. The service was founded by Jack Dorsey, the creator of Twitter. Bluesky is now managed by Jay Graber.
Although the service initially looks a lot like X, Bluesky is actually very different from that app at its core. Bluesky is an open and decentralized network. This means that no single company or tech billionaire is to blame. Everyone can connect their own server with their own rules, where users can join.
This looks like email. It doesn't matter whether you have a Gmail or Outlook account. You choose the provider and app that works best, but you can communicate with users from another provider without any problems.
He did not arrive yet. On Bluesky, you can now only join creator servers. But soon everyone will be able to create their own network. That will happen in the coming weeks, Plosky promised.
Not all alternatives talk to each other yet
Many alternatives are open and decentralized. This also applies to threads and mastodons. The idea is that people will have more control over their online data by choosing who they store it with.
But there are differences. Threads and Mastodon work with the ActivityPub protocol. This will soon allow users on those platforms to communicate with each other.
Bluesky has its own protocol. With a Bluesky account, you can't talk to anyone on Threads or Mastodon, but only with servers associated with Bluesky. But Graber says otherwise the edge That Bluesky is still trying his best form.
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