Jack Dorsey Leaves Bluesky Board For Undisclosed Reason


Jack Dorsey

In today’s social media industry news, Jack Dorsey leaves Bluesky. Dorsey, co-founder of Twitter and one of the primary backers of Bluesky, has stepped down from its board, sparking speculation about the future of the decentralized social media project. The announcement came through a post on X, where Dorsey mentioned grants for open protocols from his philanthropic Start Small initiative.

When questioned about his status on the Bluesky board of directors, Dorsey responded with a brief “no,” declining to provide further explanation. While the exact reason for his departure remains undisclosed, it is believed to be a strategic move to allow the project to evolve independently.

Bluesky Social, which aims to develop an open and decentralized standard for social media, expressed gratitude for Dorsey’s contributions in funding and initiating the project. However, his departure has prompted the company to seek a new board member who shares their commitment to empowering users in their social networking experience. The company reassures its users and stakeholders that it remains steadfast in its mission and will continue to develop an open and decentralized standard for social media.

Founded in 2019 under Dorsey’s leadership at Twitter, Bluesky has weathered the storm of Dorsey’s departure and evolved into an independent public benefit corporation led by CEO Jay Graber with venture capital backing. Despite the significant change, Bluesky continues to thrive as an open-source social network running on proto, the decentralized protocol developed by the project. This resilience is a testament to the strength and vision of the project.

Dorsey’s exit from Bluesky comes amidst his active engagement on X, where he has been vocal on various topics, including corporate news and cultural discussions. While his departure from Bluesky was not publicly acknowledged until recently, Jack Dorsey’s businesses and influence as a central figure associated with the project remain notable.

As Bluesky forges ahead with its mission to revolutionize social media through decentralization, the search for a new board member takes on a crucial role. This search underscores the urgency and importance of finding someone who shares the project’s core values and objectives and who can contribute to the continued success of the project.

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