Twitter has just launched a new project, bluesky, aimed at developing a "decentralized standard for social media."
"Twitter is funding a small independent team of up to five open source architects, engineers, and designers to develop an open and decentralized standard for social media. The goal is for Twitter to ultimately be a client of this standard," the CEO of the company, Jack Dorsey, tweeted.
According to him, this team might "find an existing decentralized standard they can help move forward, or failing that, create one from scratch."
Very exciting news! Thank you for making both @Twitter and @Square into role models for how companies can use decentralization responsibly and effectively. Hopefully others in similar situations will learn from your example. 👏
— Jake Chervinsky (@jchervinsky) December 11, 2019
Disrupting the centralized social media model is the only way to stay relevant in the future of social media. Good thinking and investing @jack!
— Gabor Gurbacs (@gaborgurbacs) December 11, 2019
I couldn't have a higher opinion of Jack Dorsey, he's easily my favorite entrepreneur. I know he gets a lot of flak but that's because he doesn't submit to the ppl who want to control his platform for political gain
— nic carter (@nic__carter) December 11, 2019