Bluesky

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Bluesky, full Bluesky Social, sometimes referred as Bsky, is an associated social media service developed via a decentralized social network protocol. It is similar in concept, services, and looks to Elon Musk's X (formerly known as Twitter).

History[edit]

Bluesky's original logo

Originally spun out by Twitter, Inc.,[1] it hired its first employees in 2021, and was incorporated as an independent public benefit company the same year.[2] Jay Graber serves as the company's CEO, and Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey sits on its board of directors.[3]

The social network service, "Bluesky Social" (or just "Bluesky"/"BlueSky"), is accessible via a web browser or via an app for Apple's iOS and/or Google's Android. Initially open only as an invite-only beta, as of February 2024 it is now open to the public for viewing and interacting.

Frequent users have called posts on the platform "skeets"[4][5] (a portmanteau of "sky" and "tweet"),[6] despite CEO Jay Graber pleading with users not to call them that.[7]

Bluesky started the waitlist in October 2022, while on February 2023, it released the Bluesky app to Apple's iOS as an invite-only beta, finally releasing the Android-compatible app on April 2023.

X and furry[edit]

The service is a favorite with furries so far, helping others to come over via Bluesky invites,[citation needed]

There is also such an influx of furry artists and their art, that non-furries have commented about on other social and news sites, sometimes negatively.[8]

References[edit]

  1. Perez, Sarah. "Bluesky invites become a hot commodity as demand for the Twitter alternative outstrips access" (in en-US). TechCrunch. May 2, 2023. Archived from the original on May 5, 2023. Retrieved on May 6, 2023.
  2. "Division of Corporations - Filing" (in en-US). Retrieved on March 9, 2023. “Company Name: BLUESKY, PBLLC, File Number: 6282898, Filing State: Delaware (DE), Filing Date: October 4, 2021”
  3. "Frequently Asked Questions". Archived from the original on July 14, 2023. Retrieved on July 23, 2023.
  4. Lopatto, Elizabeth. "They're 'skeets' now" (in en-US). The Verge. . Retrieved on April 28, 2023.
  5. Jordan Uhl [@JordanUhl]. ""There's a new social media app called Bluesky and on it @brianschatz just skeeted..." -@jaketapper" (Tweet) — via Twitter (in en-US). May 1, 2023. Retrieved on May 2, 2023.
  6. Silberling, Amanda. "Bluesky's best shot at success is to embrace shitposting" (in en-US). TechCrunch. . Retrieved on April 28, 2023.
  7. Frenkel, Sheera. "What Is Bluesky and Why Are People Clamoring to Join It?" (in en-US). The New York Times. . Retrieved on April 28, 2023.
  8. How can I not get furries in my discovery timeline? post on Reddit. Retrieved August 17, 2023.

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

  • Bsky.app - Bluesky's official website
  • Furryli.st - Community-maintained furry-related feeds


Web-based social networking sites
Furry
Mainstream
Bluesky  · Facebook  · Livejournal  · Mastodon  · Myspace  · Threads  · Tumblr  · X  · Instagram  · Discord  · Telegram
Defunct,
never developed


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