Elon Musk wants to get serious about Twitter Blue.
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a lot Twitter users (X). It was enough in the end Elon Musk I mentioned in a conversation with the Israeli president this week that the network may soon become pay-for-all. He said it was the only chance to replace robots.
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Many users flee to Bluesky
But of course there are also those who benefit from such ads. This time it is clearly an alternative to social media the sky is blue. On Tuesday after the announcement 53,585 people Account, that is 5 percent of the entire user baseWhich is round 1.13 million accounts It is, Techcrunch reports. Analyst firm Sameweb backs these numbers up and adds: The number of daily active users using Android smartphones that day was 20.6% higher than usual, and iPhone numbers are said to be similar.
In the September 19 Bluesky is finished 1 million daily active users. Musk’s announcement meant that Bluesky had to briefly pause new user signups because the network was overloaded — even though it was only currently up and running. invitation can join.
In Austria and Germany, the number of Bluesky users also increased rapidly after Musk’s announcement. Several people posted on X that they had registered an account there.
Strings and mastodons were able to benefit less
SimilarWeb also examined whether other Twitter alternatives also benefited from Musk’s announcement. This time, such jumps were not noticeable in Instagram rivals Threads or Mastodon. Threads Use it almost every day 8.3 million usersn daily, and in Mastodon they 1.7 million users per month. Twitter (X) is currently used by about 550 million users per month user. But Musk is concerned that the renaming could lead to a decline in the number. In the app stores, it recently added “formerly known as Twitter” to the X in parentheses.
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