Jack Dorsey, the co-founder, and former CEO of Twitter, has launched a new social media platform called Bluesky. The platform aims to provide an alternative to traditional social media by allowing users to own and control their data. Bluesky has been in development for some time now, and the first version of the app has been released on Android after its initial release on iOS. This move is seen as a significant step in the evolution of social media and has sparked curiosity and interest among tech enthusiasts and social media users.
With Bluesky, users will finally have the power to curate their own feed. Bluesky aims to revolutionize the social media landscape by offering algorithmic choice. Instead of being subjected to a central authority’s algorithm, users can browse a marketplace of algorithms and select the one that aligns with their interests, giving them full control over what they see.
This comes at a time when Twitter is making headlines as it strips blue checkmarks from earlier verified accounts. Interesting thing here to note is that even Dorsey has lost his blue checkmark. Twitter has removed blue checkmarks from ordinary users and restricted it only to those who have subscribed to Twitter Blue, including businesses, officials, and government entities. Previously, Twitter offered blue checkmarks to prevent impersonation and spam, but now it’s a symbol of prestige and credibility limited to paid subscribers.
Bluesky may not have all the bells and whistles of Twitter, but it offers a refreshing experience. While some features such as tracking likes or bookmarks, editing tweets, quote-tweeting, direct messaging, using hashtags, and more are missing, the platform’s simplicity allows users to focus on what really matters – sharing their thoughts and engaging with others. Sometimes less is more, and Bluesky is the perfect example of that.
Source: Bluesky on Play Store