One of the goals when we announced bluesky was to develop a grounded understanding of relevant work that many talented people in the decentralization community have been doing. Today, we want to share an update on this.
Twitter is funding a small independent team of up to five open source architects, engineers, and designers to develop an open and decentralized standard for social media. The goal is for Twitter to ultimately be a client of this standard. 🧡
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5:11 PM Β· Jan 21, 2021

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Starting last February, we invited a diverse group of people from different parts of the decentralization community to a virtual forum for collaboration + discussion. They led an inspiring conversation on the purpose bluesky is intended to serve and the directions it can take.
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Working virtually through the pandemic, this group self-organized, invited additional experts, and created a review of the ecosystem around protocols for social media. You can read it here: matrix.org/_matrix/media/r0/…
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We are continuing to look for a lead, and hope to find one in the coming months. We'd love to hear from people interested in this role, in partnering with us, or if there are ways to improve the ecosystem review we shared above. Our DMs are open!
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This Tweet is from a suspended account.
The report says clearly β€œand Solid does not yet have a social network application” ! The ActivityPub community begged the SOLID people for joining any meeting. One person promised to do 2 years ago. They never came by.
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Replying to @bluesky
Wonderful, Retweeted for the public 🀝
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I’m excited for the potential of bluesky
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