Hello to all technology lovers! I'm Steven Ortiz.
In the world of social networks, a new contender has emerged, ready to challenge established conventions. Bluesky, the alternative gestated within the shadows of Twitter, has released its closed beta ties and is now accessible to all. This decentralized platform, conceived by Jack Dorsey, has opted for a unique approach to its development, and has finally decided to open its doors to the public without the need for invitations. In this article, we will explore Bluesky's journey from its beginnings to its arrival on the public stage, detailing its distinctive features and its potential as a true alternative to Twitter.
The Bluesky social network has already surpassed 4.5 million users and these days it is poised to become the main alternative to Twitter. With a decentralized model, the platform emerged as a response to Elon Musk's X, with Twitter founder Jack Dorsey on its board, in a staff made up almost entirely of Twitter employees fired by the owner of Tesla and SpaceX.
Jack Dorsey's proposal to challenge the status quo of social networks has taken a significant step forward by opening up to all users, eliminating the barrier of invitations. The platform, which originally started as an alternative within Twitter, has evolved into a decentralized network with unique features.
Bluesky's decision to initially operate under invite-only codes was a strategic one, aimed at managing growth and refining core functions. After integrating moderation tools, custom feeds and other essential features, Bluesky has reached a state of maturity and is ready to be explored by anyone interested. While some critics suggest that Bluesky is late to the scene, its differentiated approach and commitment to a distinct experience may challenge that perception. Unlike other platforms such as X or Threads, Bluesky stands out as a decentralized network that does not rely on algorithms. Users can subscribe to thematic feeds and pin them as columns on their home screens.
Bluesky's interface, remarkably similar to Twitter's, eases the transition for those familiar with the microblogging network. In addition, the platform excels in moderation tools, offering more robust and clearer controls than its competitors. The ability to filter sexual, violent or hateful content on an individual basis, along with options to create moderation lists and block users, bolsters security and user experience.
A distinctive feature of Bluesky is transparency in the visibility of profiles, posts and blocks. Based on the AT protocol, the platform encourages public conversations by storing data in open repositories, allowing users to migrate their data to other servers if they wish.
Despite its strengths, Bluesky is in search of more users, possibly capitalizing on the disenchantment of those who migrated to Threads in search of a real alternative to Twitter. The real test of its success lies in its ability to attract and retain a diverse and engaged user base.
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