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).
Originally spun out by Twitter, Inc., it hired its first employees in 2021, and was incorporated as an independent public benefit company the same year. Jay Graber serves as the company's CEO, and Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey sits on its board of directors.
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. As of August 2023, the service is in an invite-only beta, but the company has specified plans to open it up to the general public later.
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
The service is a favorite with furries so far, helping others to come over via Bluesky invites, which normally take weeks to generate one within each user's account, now down to 10 days.
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- "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”
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- 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.
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- How can I not get furries in my discovery timeline? post on Reddit. Retrieved August 17, 2023.
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