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Former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey announces departure from Bluesky Board: Tech: Tech Times

Twitter co-founder and former CEO Jack Dorsey has officially stepped down from the board of directors of Bluesky, a social media initiative he helped create. His departure marks a significant development for Bluesky, as Dorsey was one of its most prominent supporters.

Twitter CEO and co-founder Jack Dorsey gestures while interacting with students at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in New Delhi on November 12, 2018. – Dorsey hosted a town hall meeting with university students during his visit to the Indian capital New Delhi. (Photo by Prakash SINGH/AFP)
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Facing Shake-Up as Jack Dorsey leaves the board

Over the weekend, Bluesky witnessed a remarkable change when Jack Dorsey, a prominent advocate, resigned from the board. Dorsey, known for his support of the platform, used his philanthropic efforts to provide updates on open protocol grants through X.

This led to questions about his position on Bluesky’s board Dorsey responded, “No.” Despite further requests for clarification, Dorsey provided no additional details about his departure.

It appears that sometime last year, Dorsey quietly deleted his Bluesky account, which attracted minimal attention at the time and was only acknowledged through sporadic social media posts. He has also deactivated his Instagram account.

Nevertheless, his presence remained synonymous with the project, demonstrating his significant involvement in its development. Dorsey was particularly active on X this weekend, sharing company updates and delving into various topics, such as the ongoing feud between Drake and Kendrick Lamar.

Moreover, he made a notable gesture by unfollowing almost all other accounts on the platform. He shared a message emphasizing the importance of defending rights through the use of freedom technology.

Uncertain future for Bluesky

The timing of Dorsey’s departure from the board remains uncertain. As of Sunday morning, he was still listed as a board member in Bluesky’s FAQs. Later that afternoon, however, the company released a statement thanking Jack for his contributions to financing and initiating the Bluesky project.

TechCrunch reported that Bluesky highlighted its current success as an open-source social network operating on Atproto, the decentralized protocol it developed.

Following Jack’s departure, Bluesky is actively looking for a new board member for his public utility company, emphasizing the importance of finding someone who shares their vision of empowering users to control their social networking experience.

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In 2019, Dorsey initially revealed Bluesky during his tenure as CEO of Twitter. At the time, he outlined Twitter’s support for a small team of open-source architects, engineers and designers to pioneer an open and decentralized social media standard.

Over time, Bluesky has grown into an autonomous public utility company, now led by CEO Jay Graber and backed by venture capital backing. The doors officially opened to the public in February, marking a major milestone towards creating a more decentralized social media landscape.

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