06 May

Jack Dorsey, the co-founder of Twitter (now X), has made a sudden exit from the board of Bluesky, a decentralized social media platform he once championed. This move hints at a potential shift in Dorsey's priorities and a potential warming of relations with Elon Musk.

Dorsey announced his departure on X itself, the platform that was once Twitter. In doing so, he seized the opportunity to promote his new philanthropic venture, funding open internet protocols, which he passionately referred to as "freedom technology." It's noteworthy that he included X in this category, indicating a newfound appreciation for the platform under Musk's leadership.

This apparent change in perspective is further evidenced by Dorsey's significant reduction in the number of accounts he follows on X. Currently, his follow list includes only three accounts: Musk, Edward Snowden (known for exposing government surveillance), and Stella Assange, wife of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. This curated list suggests a potential reconciliation between Dorsey and Musk, who previously clashed over Twitter's direction.

Bluesky, envisioned as a decentralized alternative to Twitter, launched to the public in February. While initially seen as a sanctuary from the post-Musk Twitter tumult, Bluesky has been overshadowed by Meta's Threads, which has gained more popularity as an alternative platform.

With his departure from Bluesky's board, Dorsey's future plans remain uncertain. However, his embrace of "freedom technology" indicates a continued focus on fostering open and decentralized online spaces.

May 2024, Cryptoniteuae

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