Social media platform Bluesky saw a surge in users after Elon Musk announced plans to charge all X users. The news comes as Musk has been making a number of controversial changes to X since acquiring it earlier this year, including loosening content moderation policies and firing top executives.
Bluesky is a decentralized social media platform that is still under development. It was founded by former X CEO Jack Dorsey and is designed to be more open and transparent than traditional social media platforms. Bluesky is still in its early stages, but it has already attracted a million users.
The surge in Bluesky users after Musk’s announcement suggests that some users are looking for alternatives to X. This could be due to concerns about Musk’s changes to the platform, or simply because users are looking for a more open and decentralized social media experience.
In addition to Bluesky, other social media platforms such as Threads and Mastodon have also seen an increase in users in recent months. However, Bluesky appears to have been the biggest beneficiary of Musk’s X missteps.
This is not the first time Bluesky has benefited from X’s missteps. In July, Bluesky experienced “record-high traffic” after Musk said Twitter would temporarily limit the number of posts users can read per day. The surge in usage this week could have been even higher if Bluesky had opened up its doors to anyone interested in joining.
Bluesky saw record usage after Elon Musk announced plans to charge all X users a small monthly fee to use its services. The surge in usage could have been even higher if Bluesky had opened up its doors to anyone interested in joining. Bluesky’s decentralized networking technology and its invite-only beta phase make it an attractive alternative to X for users who value data privacy and control.