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Jack Dorsey Steps Down from Bluesky Board

Jack Dorsey Steps Down from Bluesky Board

Jack Dorsey, the founder of Twitter, has stepped down from the board of Bluesky, the alternative social media network he helped establish. Dorsey, who announced the initiation of Bluesky in 2019 while serving as CEO of Twitter, described it as an endeavor funded by Twitter to create a decentralized standard for social media, spearheaded by a small team of open source experts.

Dorsey’s departure from the board was revealed in a casual exchange on X, formerly known as Twitter, where he responded to a user’s inquiry with a simple “no.” Although he did not provide further details, Bluesky released a statement expressing gratitude towards Dorsey for his foundational role and financial support. The company also noted that it is actively seeking a new board member who is aligned with their vision of a user-empowered, open-source social network.

Bluesky has successfully developed ‘atproto,’ a decentralized protocol, under which it now operates. Despite Dorsey’s significant early contributions, his actual Bluesky user account was deactivated eight months prior to his board resignation. The reasons for his departure have not been disclosed by either Dorsey or Bluesky.