Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has unveiled a new project called ‘Bluesky,’ which is designed to develop an open social media standard.
Dorsey said the social media giant is funding a small independent team that consists of five open source architects, engineers and designers to develop the standard.
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. 🧵
— jack 🌍🌏🌎 (@jack) December 11, 2019
Dorsey believes that Twitter used to be more open but has recently become centralized, which has made it difficult to enforce global policies to deal with misinformation.
He also thinks the value of social media is moving away from content hosting and more towards recommendation algorithms, and that there currently isn’t a better alternative.
The team will collaborate with companies, researchers and civil society leaders to develop the standard, which is expected to take years to form.