Bluesky is attracting notable Web3 creators, artists, and collectors, some of whom have praised its early ambiance.
Bluesky is a social media network that was created by Twitter before Elon Musk took over. It uses a decentralized protocol and is starting to get attention as the most promising competitor to its parent company.
And now, as the beta slowly lets in more and more users, Bluesky is starting to draw well-known NFT creators, artists, builders, and collectors. In the past few days, a number of well-known NFT and Web3 projects have set up Bluesky accounts, and their creators and other artists and figures have also moved away from Twitter.
Prominent creators, such as DeGods and y00ts founder Rohun “Frank” Vora, pseudonymous Deadfellaz NFT project co-creator Betty, and Rug Radio co-founder and co-CEO Farokh Sarmad, have joined the Twitter clone, and each of their respective projects has also established its own account. Each of the three creators has tweeted about their presence on Bluesky.
“We hear you’re here for the decentralization of media, so we had to join,” Rug Radio posted on Bluesky this week. In a later message, it asked Bluesky users, “What is decentralization to you?”
Other Web3 makers who have joined are digital artists Vinnie Hager, Patrick Amadon, Ryan “ThankYouX” Wilson, and Pindar Van Arman, photographer John Knopf, pseudonymous Cozomo de’ Medici, and digital artist and September Mourning musician Emily Lazar.
Hager tweeted this week that he was “about to flood Bluesky with my art,” and he did just that on the new platform. He posted a photo of a piece of art—a New York City subway map with his signature doodles on top—with the caption “Blue Sky.”
Some Web3 devotees have observed the prevalence of artwork on the platform thus far. He is among the many artists who are sharing and resharing artwork on the platform.
To be clear, all of these Web3 creators and famous people still post on Twitter, which has a much bigger number of users and accounts that have been around for a long time and have followers. Twitter says it has hundreds of millions of regular users, but Bluesky’s user count seems to be in the tens of thousands while the beta is being rolled out slowly by invitation.
In 2019, Jack Dorsey, the founder and former CEO of Twitter, initiated the development of Bluesky with the objective of establishing a decentralized social media protocol that could potentially be integrated into Twitter’s platform. Following a period of discreet advancement, the initiative surfaced and separated itself from its parent company subsequent to Elon Musk’s acquisition of Twitter, whereupon it secured $13 million in financial backing.
Many Twitter users who wanted to leave first went to Mastodon, which is a decentralized platform, but some of them found it not as good as Twitter. Bluesky comes into the picture at this point. Bluesky is a more direct copy of Twitter. It has the same look and feel, and there are apps for both iOS and Android.
Bluesky’s federated paradigm enables users manage content-serving algorithms and transfer profiles between AT Protocol platforms for online trust. Bluesky is a small, centralized part of the AT Protocol, which may someday power a decentralized platform network.
Bluesky has a recognizable interface and user experience, which may lead to widespread adoption, unlike Mastodon that lost steam quickly among Twitter critics. The decentralized protocol supporting it is an additional attractive feature for Web3 enthusiasts, potentially attracting early adopters as it develops.
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