Twitter co-founder is no longer part of the Bluesky board

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Jack Dorsey, one of the co-founders of Twitter and an important Bluesky backer, is no longer part of the latter’s board of directors. Some recent situations hinted that something was going on around Dorsey and the social platform. However, it is now officially confirmed that they have parted ways.

Jack Dorsey parted ways with Bluesky

Bluesky announced the departure of Jack Dorsey and thanked him for his support. The company’s post says: “We sincerely thank Jack for his help funding and initiating the bluesky project. Today, Bluesky is thriving as an open-source social network running on atproto, the decentralized protocol we have built.” It also confirms that they are looking for a new board member “who shares our commitment to building a social network that puts people in control of their experience.”

Before that, Dorsey himself had confirmed the separation. A user had asked him on X/Twitter if he was still part of Bluesky, to which he responded with a brief “no.” Neither the Twitter co-founder nor Bluesky offered more specific details about the reasons for his withdrawal from the board. In another post on X, Dorsey described Elon Musk’s platform as “freedom technology.”

The Twitter co-founder joined the Bluesky board in 2022

From the beginning, Jack Dorsey was a key player in making Bluesky known. The project was born in 2019 with the support of Twitter. The main goal was to offer a decentralized, open-source social platform. Later (2022), Bluesky became “independent” through venture capital support, opening to the mass public without waiting lists in February of this year.

It’s noteworthy that Jack Dorsey deleted his Bluesky account last year. However, it wasn’t the only one, since his Instagram account also went down. Even so, he remained the most important face related to the project. But it is possible that he had not had particularly active participation in decisions for some time. In an interview with The Verge, Jay Graber (CEO of Bluesky) said that she only received “some feedback occasionally” from Dorsey.

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