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Sick of Twitter? Meet the best Twitter alternative in 2023: Bluesky! Jack Dorsey, the co-founder of Twitter, released Bluesky, a decentralized alternative to Twitter, for Android.
The app debuted in February 2022 on iOS devices and has since made its way to Android devices. Although there are currently only around 25,000 users in the Bluesky community, this could grow rapidly as more people are granted access.
Bluesky is currently invite-only, so if you want to join, you’ll either have to wait to be invited or ask someone who’s already a member for an invite.
Bluesky: The Best Twitter Alternative With Cool Moderation
Bluesky’s biggest draw for those looking to leave Twitter is its composable moderation, despite limitations like the inability to send direct messages and a Twitter-like look and feel. To improve the quality of your feed, users and admins can now create and share tagging rules.
Anyone can define and apply tags to content without the need for a personal data server. Then, any service or person on the network can decide how to use these tags, which third-party services or custom algorithms can automatically generate.
Composable moderation in Bluesky allows users to create and share tagging rules that improve content quality, unlike centralized moderation and Twitter algorithms that control your feed. Those who wish to bypass Twitter’s centralized moderation may appreciate this new feature.
How to get the blue sky?
Bluesky is available on the Google Play Store for those invited to use it. The app has a 265 character limit, significantly lower than Twitter’s most recent update, which increased the limit to 10,000 for Twitter Blue subscribers.
Even if you haven’t received an invite, you can get on the waiting list by signing up on their website.
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