On Tuesday, Bluesky, the long-anticipated open-source alternative to Elon Musk’s X, has finally emerged from its beta phase, welcoming users from all walks of the digital realm.
With just over three million users after almost a year, Bluesky presents itself as a viable option to platforms like X (formerly Twitter) or Meta-owned Threads.
Bluesky user base
Bluesky’s emergence coincides with a pivotal moment in the microblogging sphere. It hopes to carve out a niche in the face of some formidable competitors.
Elon Musk’s acquisition of X in late 2022 marked a significant shift in the social media landscape. Mastodon emerged as a prominent contender boasting 8.7 million users, while Instagram’s Threads commands a user base of 130 million.