Bluesky Social, one of the rivals to former social media giant Twitter/X, has hit the one million users milestone. Rose Wang, who oversees operations and strategy for the site, made the announcement on Twitter via a screenshot of the moment.
Bluesky was created by former Twitter CEO and co-founder Jack Dorsey, and stealth launched back in October 2022. It capitalized on the decentralized media trend, a far cry from the centralized services of Twitter that Dorsey now regrets creating, by allowing anyone to build an interface to display the data and activity flowing underneath.
This also means that your identity and information are easily transferable to any other platform that supports the Authenticated Transfer Protocol, not unlike the so-called fediverse that lets users verify their Threads profile on Mastodon.
Speaking of Threads, engagement has seemed to plummet as interest has waned. Threads is another Twitter competitor that was released more recently in July 2023, and which managed to hit over 100 million users in only five days, thanks to feeding off the massive two billion user base of its parent social media app Instagram.