Jack Dorsey departs Bluesky board

Jack Dorsey, the co-founder of Twitter, has stepped down from the board of Bluesky, a decentralized social media platform that he had conceptualized and funded in 2019 during his tenure as CEO of Twitter. Bluesky confirmed his departure in a post on the platform and expressed gratitude for his contributions to the project. Dorsey had previously responded negatively when asked if he was still on Bluesky’s board. The reasons for his departure remain unknown, and Bluesky has not provided any further comments on the matter.

Coincidentally, around the same time, a Tech sector executive social activity tracking account on X, called Big Tech Alert, noticed that Dorsey had unfollowed over 2000 people on his account, leaving only three individuals: Elon Musk, Stella Assange (wife of imprisoned WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange), and Edward Snowden (a former NSA contractor and whistleblower). Dorsey’s decision to continue following Musk and endorse X indicates that the two have possibly resolved their differences. In April of the previous year, Dorsey publicly criticized Musk’s management of X and disagreed with the board’s decision to sell the platform to him.

Dorsey initially introduced Bluesky in late 2019 while he was still the CEO of Twitter. He announced that Twitter would be funding a select team of open-source architects, engineers, and designers to develop a standard for decentralized social media. Bluesky’s beta version was not launched until March 2023, and it only became available to the general public on February 7, 2024. According to Bluesky’s own statistics, the platform currently has approximately 5.6 million users.

While the circumstances surrounding Dorsey’s departure from Bluesky are unclear, his decision to step down from the board indicates a shift in his focus and priorities. It remains to be seen how this change will impact the future development and direction of the decentralized social media platform.

17 thoughts on “Jack Dorsey departs Bluesky board

  1. With Jack Dorsey’s departure, the future of Bluesky is uncertain. I’m curious to see how the platform will evolve without his guidance.

  2. It’s disappointing to see Dorsey step away from something he invested so much in. What a waste of potential.

  3. Jack Dorsey stepping down from the board of Bluesky shows his willingness to embrace change and explore new ventures. Inspiring! πŸ’ͺ

  4. Typical Dorsey move, leaving another project hanging. It’s clear he can’t handle multiple responsibilities. πŸšΆβ€β™‚οΈ

  5. The fact that Jack Dorsey stepped down from Bluesky’s board suggests he might be focusing on other projects or priorities. Exciting times ahead!

  6. The departure of Jack Dorsey from Bluesky opens the door for new perspectives and opportunities. I’m excited to see what’s next for the platform!

  7. Seems like Dorsey can’t make up his mind. First, he criticizes Musk, and now he’s back on board. Is he playing games?

  8. Jack Dorsey’s departure from Bluesky could be a sign of his shifting focus and evolving priorities. Change brings growth and opportunities!

  9. Looks like Dorsey still has some grudges to hold if he only follows three people on Twitter.

  10. Jack Dorsey’s decision to step down from Bluesky might open up new possibilities and directions for the platform’s development. Exciting times ahead!

  11. I’m excited to see the impact of Jack Dorsey’s departure from Bluesky. Change often brings innovation and fresh perspectives!

  12. Jack Dorsey’s decision to continue following Elon Musk, Stella Assange, and Edward Snowden is quite intriguing. What could this mean for the future?

  13. Wow, Dorsey really can’t seem to stick to anything, can he? Stepping down from Bluesky makes it seem like he just lost interest. πŸ™„

  14. I’m curious to know the reasons behind Jack Dorsey’s departure from Bluesky. Change can sometimes lead to new and exciting opportunities!

  15. Dorsey’s departure definitely raises some red flags about the future of Bluesky. Will it ever reach its full potential? 🚩

  16. This is such a disappointment! 😑 I was really excited about Bluesky and now it seems like it’s falling apart without Dorsey’s involvement. What a letdown! πŸ’”

  17. I’m curious to know the reasons behind Jack Dorsey’s departure from Bluesky. Change often brings new perspectives and fresh ideas!

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