Twitter founder leaves the board of X competitor

Jack Dorsey, the co-founder of Twitter, has stepped down from the board of Bluesky, the decentralized social media platform he helped initiate. Bluesky expressed gratitude to Dorsey in two recent posts while confirming his departure and expressing the pursuit of a new board member who aligns with their mission of empowering users to control their social media experience.

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The announcement follows a query from a user on X to Dorsey about his board status, to which he tersely replied, “no.” Interestingly, Dorsey’s social media activity on X the day prior saw him unfollowing all but three accounts, while praising Elon Musk’s platform as “freedom technology,” as noted by TechCrunch.

Details surrounding Dorsey’s departure from the board remain undisclosed by Bluesky or Dorsey himself. Presently, the board comprises CEO Jay Graeber and Jabber/XMPP inventor Jeremie Miller. Dorsey initially supported Bluesky in 2019, envisioning it as an open-source social media standard for Twitter’s transition. He later joined its board when it separated from Twitter in 2022.

However, Dorsey’s involvement with the company appeared minimal. In a March interview with The Verge’s Nilay Patel on Decoder, Graeber indicated sporadic feedback from Dorsey, describing his presence as “being Jack Dorsey on a cloud,” according to Patel. Prior to this interview, Dorsey had already closed his Bluesky account.