Gimme a B! Gimme an L! Gimme a U, E, S, K, Y! Bluesky!
I’ve been rooting for the platforms that are giving X a run for their money and hoping they gain enough traction that I can seriously consider letting my profile on X collect dust as I hop on to one of the new sites.
For one, I’m sick to death of Elon Musk, who continues to say offensive things. Two, I think we can all agree he’s made an absolute mess of the app since he took over.
Three, for all of Musk’s rhetoric about freedom of speech he certainly doesn’t extend his beliefs to the adult industry.
The app continues to shadowban accounts including mine @YNOTAlyssaC and YNOT’s @YNOTdotcom – even though we follow all their rules. I’m sure many of you are in the same boat. Yep, not happy with X so let’s get to some Bluesky announcements which could have you cheering RAH! RAH! RAH!
Two, they shared that that they’ll be releasing a public interface to go live by the end of the month which means anyone can look at posts without being logged into an account, and three they are prioritizing “federation” which is scheduled to happen next year.
Federation as discussed by Tech Crunch allows Bluesky to “function as a more open social network” much like Mastodon where users can “pick and choose which servers to join and move their accounts around at will.”
“Our biggest priority right now is launching federation, which is timelined for early next year. This is one of the core features of Bluesky that makes it “billionaire-proof” — you’ll always have the freedom to choose (and to exit) instead of being held to the whims of private companies or black box algorithms. And wherever you go, your friends and relationships will be there too.”
Mashable also said that “More features coming to the platform include push notifications for your phone, user lists, suggested follows, email 24A verification, more thread sorting preferences, improved loading time, and accessibility upgrades including improved alt text, screen flashing, and component labels.”
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Alyssa Collins hails from Minnesota, where snowy days were the perfect excuse to stay warm inside and write. Over the years, she turned that joy into a career and has authored numerous articles for various publications (under pen names). Email Alyssa via firstname.lastname@example.org.