Bluesky confirms Jack Dorsey is now not on its board

Twitter founder Jack Dorsey is now not on the board of Bluesky, the decentralized social media platform he helped begin. In two posts today, Bluesky thanked Dorsey whereas confirming his departure and including that it’s trying to find a brand new board member “who shares our dedication to constructing a social community that places individuals in charge of their expertise.”

Neither Bluesky nor Dorsey himself appear to have stated how or why he left the board. For now, two board members stay: CEO, Jay Graeber, and Jabber / XMPP inventor Jeremie Miller. Dorsey initially backed Bluesky in 2019 as a challenge to develop an open-source social media commonplace that he wished Twitter to maneuver to. He later joined its board of directors when it break up from Twitter in 2022.

Jack Dorsey’s response.
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However Dorsey hadn’t seemingly been a very energetic participant on the firm. In March, when The Verge’s Nilay Patel requested Graeber for Decoder about his degree of involvement with Bluesky, she stated she will get “some suggestions sometimes,” however implied he’s in any other case “being Jack Dorsey on a cloud,” as Nilay put it. Months earlier than that interview, Dorsey had closed his Bluesky account.

Bluesky didn’t instantly reply to The Verge’s request for remark.

Replace Might fifth, 2024, 4:37PM ET: Up to date with Bluesky’s affirmation of Dorsey’s departure from its board.