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9 Feb 2024

Bluesky Gains 850,000 Users One Day After Public Launch

Bluesky, a Twitter alternative backed by Jack Dorsey, opened its doors to the public, quickly attracting over [850,000 new users](https://www.engadget.com/bluesky-has-added-almost-a-million-users-one-day-after-opening-to-the-public-004854186.html?src=rss), pushing total sign-ups to 4.1 million. This surge indicates strong interest in decentralized social media, despite Meta's Threads app reaching 130 million monthly users. Bluesky's CEO, Jay Graber, emphasizes a cautious growth strategy to refine the platform and its underlying open-source protocol. Bluesky differentiates itself with customizable features and a focus on decentralization, attracting developers and offering users more control over their experience‚Äč‚Äč.