The recent introduction of a temporary daily tweet limit for users by Twitter has led to increased interest in Bluesky, the decentralized social media platform backed by former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey. Elon Musk, the renowned billionaire entrepreneur, highlighted the new restrictions, causing a stir among users and fueling conversations about potential social media alternatives like Bluesky.
According to the new restrictions, unverified accounts can now only view 600 tweets per day. New unverified accounts are even more limited, being able to post only 300 tweets daily. In contrast, the daily post limit for verified accounts is currently set at 6,000.
These changes have prompted a wave of discussions on Twitter about the benefits that decentralized platforms like Bluesky may offer. Many users, seemingly intrigued by the concept of a decentralized social media platform, expressed their support for Bluesky following Musk’s revelations about the new Twitter restrictions.
Sha I'm https://t.co/oF6Yegwhln on Bluesky.
— David Hundeyin (@DavidHundeyin) July 1, 2023
To Jack and his board of engineers, this might be the best time to fully lunch Bluesky.
This rate limited exceeded isn't a joke
— 𝑷𝒉𝒗𝒆𝒆𝒌𝒕𝒐𝒓🤣𝑫𝒓𝒂𝒚𝒏𝒆🐦 (@phveektordrayne) July 1, 2023
That I can’t even see this post and had to read it on bluesky should be the biggest, brightest red flag about the future of this rapidly sinking ship pic.twitter.com/a6TjgcVKpq
— Mikaela (@FridayInHalifax) July 1, 2023
— Andrew Lokenauth (@FluentInFinance) July 1, 2023
elon’s rate limit edict caused everyone to go over to bluesky and now it’s having problems due to record-high traffic. pic.twitter.com/IYqdnNUTBs
— beth (@bethbourdon) July 1, 2023
Bluesky, envisioned as a more open and decentralized alternative to traditional social media platforms, has been gaining attention since its announcement in 2019. This recent surge in interest comes at a critical time as debates about the role and influence of social media platforms continue to shape the digital landscape.