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Twitter's Ex-CEO Has New App That Looks Like Twitter

The buzzy new social media app of the moment looks so much like Twitter it’s almost hard to distinguish the two.


Photo Insert: Bluesky was formed independently of Twitter while Dorsey was serving as CEO but it was funded by the company until it became an independent organization in February 2022.



The profiles, timelines, and colors are nearly identical. Even the creator is the same. But under the hood, Bluesky, developed by Twitter co-founder and former CEO Jack Dorsey, is vastly different, Samantha Murphy Kelly reported for CNN.

The app, which launched in a closed beta on iOS in February and on Android this month, runs on a decentralized network that provides users with more control over how the service is run, data is stored, and content is moderated.


In recent days, it’s gained traction among journalists, politicians and celebrities, from Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to model Chrissy Teigan and the 90s band Eve 6.

Bluesky calls itself “a new social network for microblogging.” With the app, users can post and follow short updates on a timeline, just as they would on Twitter, with some differences.


There are currently no hashtags – a central feature on Twitter – and no direct messages.


Bluesky was formed independently of Twitter while Dorsey was serving as CEO but it was funded by the company until it became an independent organization in February 2022.


In a tweet introducing the idea in 2019, Dorsey said it also plans to “build an open community around it, inclusive of companies & organizations, researchers, civil society leaders,” but warned “this isn’t going to happen overnight.”



In recent days, it’s gained traction among journalists, politicians and celebrities, from Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to model Chrissy Teigan and the 90s band Eve 6.

Bluesky calls itself “a new social network for microblogging.” With the app, users can post and follow short updates on a timeline, just as they would on Twitter, with some differences.


All the news: Business man in suit and tie smiling and reading a newspaper near the financial district.

There are currently no hashtags – a central feature on Twitter – and no direct messages.


Bluesky was formed independently of Twitter while Dorsey was serving as CEO but it was funded by the company until it became an independent organization in February 2022.


In a tweet introducing the idea in 2019, Dorsey said it also plans to “build an open community around it, inclusive of companies & organizations, researchers, civil society leaders,” but warned “this isn’t going to happen overnight.”





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