Twitter is making ‘Bluesky.’ Bluesky is a decentralized platform. The team of Bluesky just has allocated its first set of codes and reaffirmed its words to control the content that is permitted on its website.
Decentralized social media tries to make the space free from the grip of IT goliaths that now influences the platforms. Apart from that, the platforms which are decentralized are highly built on blockchain and will function on their actual and expected servers, bounding the possibility of high quality targeted censorship.
The former CEO of Twitter, Jack Dorsey, initially unveiled Bluesky in the year 2019. However, the initiative became independent in February after attaining $13 million of funding from Twitter. Jack Dorsey is still on the board of directors.
Bluesky has also revealed the code for its “Authenticated Data eXperiment” (ADX) protocol in a blog post named “Working in Public”. The team revealed that it will be formally sharing the platform’s development process by “releasing work before its completion, but also giving ourselves time to workshop new directions at early stages.”
Authenticated Data Experiment (ADX) is a code that includes a software developer kit and server execution, and basic commands for tasks such as creating posts and liking others’ posts on a social media platform.
The core of ADX is “self-authenticating” data, which facilitates its users as a network authority. As the engineers of the team stated that Bluesky’s content filtering ideas include developing two independent layers on its platform for ‘speech’ and ‘reach,’.
The team tweeted, “The speech layer can be as neutral as publishing a website. The reach layer decides what gets turned on across the network.”
After Elon Musk’s $44 billion offer was approved by Twitter, doubts about Bluesky’s future began to circulate on social media. However, BlueSky engineers have removed the doubts that the adjustments would have no impact on the firm.