Bluesky Scratches That Twitter Itch
In the months since Elon Musk took over Twitter and began making all types of unpopular modifications, individuals have been on the lookout for different locations on-line the place they’ll hang around as a substitute.
Of all of the Twitter-like social platforms to emerge as secure havens for the hordes—Mastodon, T2, Post, Notes—the one with essentially the most buzz is Bluesky. It’s common as a result of ex-Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is without doubt one of the individuals behind it, but in addition as a result of sign-ups are invitation-only, and shortage breeds demand. The cool individuals and web insiders are already on Bluesky, and they’re reporting that the brand new social community seems to be an terrible lot like Twitter. Also, it’s really … enjoyable.
This week, we take a look at Bluesky’s rise and talk about its rising pains. We additionally ask if any of those fledgeling social networks can ever hope to captivate us the best way Twitter has.
Here’s Kate on why Bluesky is enjoyable. The platform additionally has a nudes downside. Vittoria Elliott catalogs the present surge in hate speech and propaganda on Twitter. Relatedly, examine how Reddit has handled moderation of hate speech and misinformation.
Kate recommends Middlemarch, the novel by George Eliot. Lauren recommends Baby J, John Mulaney’s newest Netflix particular. Mike recommends the album Under the Pink by Tori Amos.
Kate Knibbs may be discovered on Twitter @Knibbs and doesn’t have any Bluesky invitations. Neither does Lauren Goode, who’s @LaurenGoode on Twitter. Michael Calore is @snackfight. Bling the principle hotline at @GadgetLab. The present is produced by Boone Ashworth (@booneashworth). Our theme music is by Solar Keys.
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