Twitter Co-Founder Jack Dorsey has admitted that the microblogging platform is underperforming under Elon Musk and blamed the Twitter board for forcing the $44 billion sale to Tesla CEO.
When asked by Bluesky user Jason Goldman if he thought Musk had been the “best possible” steward for the platform, Dorsey replied, “No. Nor do I think he acted right after realising his timing was bad. Nor do I think the board should have forced the sale. It all went south.
“But it happened and all we can do now is build something to avoid that ever happening again. So I’m happy Jay and team and nostr devs exist and are building it,” Dorsey added.
Musk successfully closed the $44 billion acquisition of Twitter and has since made the company private.
Dorsey-supported Bluesky, which has a number of new features, was first made available to iOS users in February as a closed beta.
The platform includes fundamental tools for tracking likes or bookmarks, editing tweets, quote-tweeting, direct messages, using hashtags, and more. It also aims to give users algorithmic choice.
The app has an easy-to-use interface where you can click a plus button to add a 256-character post that supports pictures.
While Twitter asks “What’s happening?”, Bluesky asks “What’s up?”
The Bluesky project began with Twitter in 2019, but the business was founded in 2022 as an independent company that focuses in decentralized social network R&D.
Bluesky received $13 million in funding last year, with Dorsey on its board.
News Source: siasat