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Jack Dorsey Resigns From Bluesky’s Board

May 5, 2024 | by The Jeuns

American entrepreneur Jack Dorsey has stepped down from the board of Bluesky, confirming the news in a response on the social media platform X (formerly Twitter). In a post spotted by TechCrunch, Dorsey replied with a simple “no” when asked if he was still a part of the Bluesky board. This announcement came as a surprise, as the company’s official website still listed him as a board member.

Following his confirmation, Bluesky issued a statement thanking Dorsey for his contributions to funding and initiating the Bluesky project. The company emphasized its commitment to building a social network that empowers users and announced that they are now seeking a new board member who shares their vision for the platform.

Despite Dorsey’s departure, Bluesky’s website FAQ still lists him as part of the board, indicating that updates are yet to be made. It was also noted that Dorsey may have deleted his Bluesky account around last year.

Bluesky initially started as an internal project under Twitter’s umbrella back in 2019 before becoming an independent company. Jay Graber currently serves as the CEO of Bluesky. The company has made significant investments in developing an open protocol for decentralized social media and its own social network. Earlier this year, Bluesky opened its platform to the public, resulting in a rapid increase in users. Within a day, Bluesky added one million new users, bringing the total user count to over 5.5 million as of May 2024.

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