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It’s official: Jack Dorsey is leaving the Bluesky board

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American entrepreneur Jack Dorsey is no longer part of Bluesky’s board. Dorsey confirmed the departure in a response to a user on the social media platform X (formerly Twitter).

Spotted in the post by TechCrunch, he replied with a “no” when the user asked if he was still part of the Bluesky board. Initially, it was not clear whether Dorsey was no longer part of Bluesky’s board, as the company’s official website listed him as a member.

Additionally, Dorsey did not respond to further messages in the message thread requesting more details. It didn’t take long for BlueSky to take to its official account on the platform and issue a statement confirming Dorsey’s departure:

We sincerely thank Jack for his help in financing and initiating the Bluesky project. Today, Bluesky thrives as an open source social network running on atproto, the decentralized protocol we built.

With Jack’s departure, we are looking for a new board member for public utility Bluesky who shares our commitment to building a social network that puts people in control of their experiences. More to come!

That said, BlueSky has yet to update the details on its website’s FAQ, which still lists Dorsey as part of the board. Meanwhile, the Twitter co-founder may have deleted his Bluesky account sometime last year.

Bluesky started in 2019 as an internal project led by Dorsey under the roof of Twitter (now X). It later became an independent company, with Jay Graber taking over as CEO.

Over the years, the company has invested time and money in building an open protocol for decentralized social media, followed by its own social network. Bluesky was invite-only until earlier this year, when it opened its gates to everyone.

The social network took about a day to add one million new users, bringing its total number of users to four million. As of May 2024, Bluesky has more than 5.5 million users on its platform.