The first name of the Twitter-funded social media interoperability project Bluesky

Bluesky, a company funded by Twitter to develop a new operating standard for social media, will announce the names of its first three employees on Thursday, more than two years after Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey announced the first initiative, according to a blog post seen by Reuters. .

Bluesky is working to create an open protocol for social media, bringing together different social platforms, which would represent a fundamental change from today’s social media landscape.

The Internet is now dominated by wall-closure technology giants like Alphabet’s Google and Meter Facebook, which operate unilaterally. But in the future world of decentralized social media platforms, a Twitter user can send a message to a person on Reddit, for example.

Dorsey, who joined Bluesky’s board in February, said the vision could take years to implement. Social media users will have more control over the type of content they see in their feeds and they will be able to take their data and easily switch to a different social media app.

Aaron Goldman, who previously worked at Twitter and Google, will join Bluesky as a security engineer, according to the company’s blog post, which will be released later Thursday.

Daniel Holmgren and Paul Frazi will join as protocol engineers. Holmgren previously co-founded a tech startup, and Frazee previously created a web browser called Beaker.

With the initial team merging, the company will be able to build its first prototype with the involvement of other technologists in the industry, Bluesky CEO Jay Graber wrote in a blog post.

Thomson Reuters 2022

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