At the beginning of the year, Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter, presented more details about the Bluesky project, which seeks to transform this social network into a decentralized platform.
This project, which began in 2019, recently marked a new milestone in its history, as Jay Graber was hired as project leader, whose first mission is to hire new developers.
Twitter moves forward with Bluesky, its decentralized social network project
Twitter aims to become a standardized, open, and decentralized platform. Under this model, the social network would operate under a model similar to that of e-mail, which can be a service provided by different providers and yet, by adhering to the same protocol (SMTP) can establish contact with any other account that uses the same channel. The same example can be applied to RSS feeds or chats under the XMPP protocol.
In Graber’s professional experience, she highlights her participation in leading the Happening project, a social platform for organizing events; her work with Zcash, a cryptocurrency that uses zero-knowledge cryptography to secure transactions; and also, she was one of the authors of a study published this year by Bluesky, which presents research on decentralized web systems.
After assuming his new leadership position in this project, Jay Graber communicated the news through his Twitter account, inviting him to follow the updates on Bluesky’s new website.
On the project portal, they announce that they are looking for a full-time protocol developer and a full-time web developer. They also note that the main tasks on their new roadmap focus on defining moderation, privacy, and monetization standards for this new platform.
In their new presentation, the Bluesky team noted that “We are focusing on re-building the social web by connecting disconnected silos and returning control of the social experience to users. Our mission is to develop and drive the adoption of technologies for open and decentralized public conversation.”
With the consolidation of this new branch within Twitter, we will probably start hearing more often about this ambitious project.