Former Twitter CEO Dorsey Beta is testing a new decentralized social media app

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Even as billionaire Elon Musk takes the reins of social media giant Twitter, the company’s co-founder and former CEO Jack Dorsey is beginning to test a new decentralized app that puts control in the hands of “multiple sites”. instead of just one.

“The next step is to start testing the protocol,” Bluesky, the company originally funded by Twitter, said while Dorsey was there.said in a blog on October 18. “Developing distributed protocols is a tricky process. It requires the coordination of many parties once a network is deployed, so we will start in private beta to troubleshoot issues. As we test the release beta, we’ll continue to iterate on the protocol specs and share details on how it works, and when it’s ready, we’ll move into open beta.

Yahoo Finance reported this week that code for the new app will “move user account data across platforms,” ​​allowing users to use their account to log in to multiple social media platforms at the same time. new code help.

The innovation will also keep user data private from the owners of these apps and platforms, according to the report.

” This will allow [Twitter] to access and contribute to a much larger body of public conversation, focus our efforts on building open recommendation algorithms that promote healthy conversation, and will require us to be much more innovative than in the past,” The Verge reported Dorsey saying in 2019.

Bluesky put Dorsey, who ceased leading Twitter in 2021 and resigned from its board in May, to its board in February. He joined board member Jeremie Miller, who invented instant messaging technology, Reuters reported at the time.

News of the new tech testing comes at the same time Musk officially closed his $44 billion deal to buy Twitter and take control of the now-private company on Thursday.

A day later, Musk fired the company’s top executives, including CEO Parag Agrawal, chief financial officer Ned Segal and political director Vijaya Gadde, in addition to general counsel Sean Edgett, CNN reported Friday.

Musk said he bought the company to restore free speech to the platform and said he would create a Content Moderation Council for the organization, which, when convened, could reinstate “banned” users, including former President Donald Trump.

“It’s not a way to make money,” Musk told CNN in an onstage interview shortly after making an offer to buy Twitter. “My strong intuitive feeling is that it is extremely important for the future of civilization to have a public platform of maximum trust that is broadly inclusive.”

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