Bluesky an' clear: the social media app that will definitely last forever

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The only social media app I like is the one where people talk endlessly about the other social media apps I don't like and am not on

rob, Friday, 14 July 2023 13:53 (eleven months ago) link

Still to use my code.

xyzzzz__, Friday, 14 July 2023 13:54 (eleven months ago) link

lol, that's maybe the smartest way to bluesky

rob, Friday, 14 July 2023 13:57 (eleven months ago) link

sell it on ebay

rob, Friday, 14 July 2023 13:57 (eleven months ago) link

I'm @rooob.bsky.social btw, not that I post really

rob, Friday, 14 July 2023 13:58 (eleven months ago) link

rhymes with brewski

butch wig (diamonddave85), Friday, 14 July 2023 14:00 (eleven months ago) link

another for the pro column

rob, Friday, 14 July 2023 14:03 (eleven months ago) link

Anyone who pronounces it like that around me is going to get a restraining order.

Alito Bit of Soap (President Keyes), Friday, 14 July 2023 14:31 (eleven months ago) link

ello

Allen (etaeoe), Friday, 14 July 2023 15:45 (eleven months ago) link

Bluesguy

underwater as a compliment (Eazy), Friday, 14 July 2023 16:11 (eleven months ago) link

not a bad idea, Eazy

rob, Friday, 14 July 2023 16:15 (eleven months ago) link

Folks, you're all doing it wrong

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-36ijwAQUs

Ned Raggett, Friday, 14 July 2023 16:18 (eleven months ago) link

So if someone were to try to extract user data from this new service, would that be

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/7/7f/MidnightOil_BlueSkyMining.jpg

Alito Bit of Soap (President Keyes), Friday, 14 July 2023 16:30 (eleven months ago) link

seems like the owners/employees have basically been bullied off their own platform. apart from one SWE they've completely stopped posting. truly outstanding effort from the userbase.

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Friday, 14 July 2023 19:17 (eleven months ago) link

what a world

lag∞n, Friday, 14 July 2023 19:18 (eleven months ago) link

abolitionism starts here

rob, Friday, 14 July 2023 20:03 (eleven months ago) link

Bluesky: It died in Beta

Alito Bit of Soap (President Keyes), Friday, 14 July 2023 20:04 (eleven months ago) link

"seems like the owners/employees have basically been bullied off their own platform."

Just joined 😂

xyzzzz__, Friday, 14 July 2023 20:24 (eleven months ago) link

ha i thought that would catch your eye.

leadership here is as sus as threads or twitter. like jack, they seem to share a lot of intellectual heritage with thiel, although i'm sure they'd deny it (60s bay area libertarianism, girard, etc.) but with burning man and shitposting (as an alibi for race wierdness) and some weird fash-adjacent stuff about nature.

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Friday, 14 July 2023 20:40 (eleven months ago) link

grasscist

Alito Bit of Soap (President Keyes), Friday, 14 July 2023 20:41 (eleven months ago) link

seems like the owners/employees have basically been bullied off their own platform. apart from one SWE they've completely stopped posting. truly outstanding effort from the userbase.

― 𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Friday, 14 July 2023 19:17 (one hour ago) link

tbh this is very funny

Allen (etaeoe), Friday, 14 July 2023 20:44 (eleven months ago) link

dril's second skeet was good: "im going on a posting strike from here until the.y make every one not racist or whatever"

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Friday, 14 July 2023 20:47 (eleven months ago) link

first post from someone other than that one poor SWE who had to ship the n-word regex. replies are good. https://bsky.app/profile/why.bsky.team/post/3k2izrg6k6o2j.

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Friday, 14 July 2023 20:53 (eleven months ago) link

someone normal should make an app imo

lag∞n, Friday, 14 July 2023 21:23 (eleven months ago) link

first post from someone other than that one poor SWE who had to ship the n-word regex. replies are good. https://bsky.app/profile/why.bsky.team/post/3k2izrg6k6o2j🕸.


Can you all screenshot these things please I’m not a member nor do I want to be and it wants me to log in.

Gerard Grisey Funk (Boring, Maryland), Friday, 14 July 2023 21:28 (eleven months ago) link

lmao the mods are being called out and people are snitch tagging the investors on ... linkedin!

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Friday, 14 July 2023 21:29 (eleven months ago) link

no

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Friday, 14 July 2023 21:29 (eleven months ago) link

i mean someone else can, but i can't be bothered to be honest. no offence. it's very silly.

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Friday, 14 July 2023 21:30 (eleven months ago) link

its all fun and games til you bring the beef to linkedin

lag∞n, Friday, 14 July 2023 21:34 (eleven months ago) link

ahh brilliant, hide it where no one will look

linoleum gallagher (Neanderthal), Friday, 14 July 2023 21:36 (eleven months ago) link

seems like the owners/employees have basically been bullied off their own platform. apart from one SWE they've completely stopped posting. truly outstanding effort from the userbase.

― 𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Friday, July 14, 2023 3:17 PM (two hours ago) bookmarkflaglink

'scuse me, while I diss bluesky.

il lavoro mi rovina la giornata (PBKR), Friday, 14 July 2023 21:39 (eleven months ago) link

Not a screenshot but: the post is from a bsky team technical advisor that says “Some of that Blue.” with a photo of a blue sky with which is just not remotely helpful.

KPH, Friday, 14 July 2023 21:39 (eleven months ago) link

To you, no. If you consider that some people reading might be colour-blind, though...

Andrew Farrell, Friday, 14 July 2023 21:42 (eleven months ago) link

I almost went back to LiveJournal after seeing my posts from the 2000s and missing writing in paraphernalia, and then I found it was owned by Russians and…subject to Russian law.

underwater as a compliment (Eazy), Friday, 14 July 2023 21:51 (eleven months ago) link

(Also am in Bluesky and it feels like me and Albini and Parton Oswalt hanging out in a Delta Skylounge.)

underwater as a compliment (Eazy), Friday, 14 July 2023 21:52 (eleven months ago) link

Xp: ha well they did include an alt text so that’s good

KPH, Friday, 14 July 2023 21:55 (eleven months ago) link

TIL blueski was (probably) a pun

or something, Friday, 14 July 2023 23:16 (eleven months ago) link

Holy SHIT you are not ready for this pic.twitter.com/1wMD4Jq9Kp

— Lauren McKenzie (@TheMcKenziest) July 14, 2023

Alito Bit of Soap (President Keyes), Saturday, 15 July 2023 12:47 (eleven months ago) link

Bluesguy

― underwater as a compliment (Eazy), Friday, July 14, 2023 11:11 AM (yesterday) bookmarkflaglink

Lol

I joined ello but lord only knows when I was last on it or if the account still exists

The Triumphant Return of Bernard & Stubbs (Raymond Cummings), Saturday, 15 July 2023 13:36 (eleven months ago) link

i was @lebronjames on ello

lag∞n, Saturday, 15 July 2023 14:07 (eleven months ago) link

two weeks pass...

in case anyone wants an invite code

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that's not my post, Tuesday, 1 August 2023 01:46 (ten months ago) link

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU

Cow_Art, Tuesday, 1 August 2023 01:54 (ten months ago) link

both taken

formerly abanana (dat), Tuesday, 1 August 2023 02:01 (ten months ago) link

I'm on there now as chants.bsky.social. Haven't found very many people to follow on there, idk.

Random Restaurateur (Jordan), Tuesday, 1 August 2023 02:04 (ten months ago) link

"I joined ello but lord only knows when I was last on it or if the account still exists"

the app still exists, so I assume the network does (I think I wound up deleting it, but I would occasionaly open it up as recently as a year ago and see just random images). Confusingly Ello is also now the name of a more high profile reading app that has nothing to do with old Ello.

I? not I! He! He! HIM! (akm), Tuesday, 1 August 2023 02:05 (ten months ago) link

If anyone wants to follow me on there I’m matthewbalaam.bsky.social - I won’t post much except the odd link to a radioshow or gig probably.

Chewshabadoo, Tuesday, 1 August 2023 08:11 (ten months ago) link

bluesky cant hope to compete with twitter until they get video so you can watch the cop eat shit on the slide

lag∞n, Wednesday, 2 August 2023 00:48 (ten months ago) link

Have atthem:

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bsky-social-zsizl-emv5i
bsky-social-efm3v-h6eeh
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Tsar Bombadil (James Morrison), Thursday, 3 August 2023 06:42 (ten months ago) link

Thanks!

Roz, Thursday, 3 August 2023 07:07 (ten months ago) link

thanks!

corrs unplugged, Thursday, 3 August 2023 07:33 (ten months ago) link

muting is really the more socially conscious choice, save blocking for major cases

lag∞n, Tuesday, 6 February 2024 20:17 (four months ago) link


Wouldn't have thought that "blocking other accounts for any reason at any time is totally acceptable" was unique to "Bluesky culture."

― jaymc, Tuesday, February 6, 2024 2:04 PM (twenty-four minutes ago)

the culture on twitter was really weird about this! people would brag about getting someone to block them, obsess over who followed/unfollowed them, etc. And people with large accounts were paradoxically less likely to block than mute, because genuinely threatening people would take a block as their impetus to rally others to harass

ɥɯ ︵ (°□°) (mh), Tuesday, 6 February 2024 20:32 (four months ago) link

I see none of this in eitehr bsky or twitter prob cos i dont engage with those kind of accounts at all, but honestly if anyone I do follow starts RTing realy loud whingey idpol tone police fuckers, I'll just mute/unfollow, meh.

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Tuesday, 6 February 2024 23:08 (four months ago) link

wonder if theres actually even any big rush of sign ups today

https://bsky.app/profile/retr0.id/post/3kkrhtm2fa32k

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Wednesday, 7 February 2024 00:05 (four months ago) link

realy loud whingey idpol tone police fucker

There's a screen name in there.

immodesty blaise (jimbeaux), Wednesday, 7 February 2024 00:06 (four months ago) link

The tone police they come to me in my skeets

Beyond Goo and Evol (President Keyes), Wednesday, 7 February 2024 00:24 (four months ago) link

excessive blocking by a significant % of users will eventually deteriorate the overall user experience

the whole idea is to deteriorate the overall user experience

J Edgar Noothgrush (Joan Crawford Loves Chachi), Wednesday, 7 February 2024 00:41 (four months ago) link

oh well that does make more sense now

lag∞n, Wednesday, 7 February 2024 00:47 (four months ago) link

wonder if theres actually even any big rush of sign ups today
https://bsky.app/profile/retr0.id/post/3kkrhtm2fa32k

― 𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Tuesday, February 6, 2024 7:05 PM (forty-two minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

saw a big account say they gained 1k followers, get em blue sky app

lag∞n, Wednesday, 7 February 2024 00:48 (four months ago) link

ceo says they got 100k+ new users https://bsky.app/profile/jay.bsky.team/post/3kks2tja2sm2q

lag∞n, Wednesday, 7 February 2024 01:06 (four months ago) link

i forgot til just now that i added like 8 block lists immediately upon signing up, guess it works. i did have to manually mute tom scocca, guy is a machine

Humanitarian Pause (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 7 February 2024 10:47 (four months ago) link

I wasn’t aware that the Bluesky CEO was a crypto maven, so assume it’s already in a death spiral now.

Elvis Telecom, Wednesday, 7 February 2024 10:59 (four months ago) link

they’re more “protocol” people (ie poly libertarians) than crypto per se IIUC.

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Wednesday, 7 February 2024 14:04 (four months ago) link

they had 550k new users in the past 24 hours.

I? not I! He! He! HIM! (akm), Wednesday, 7 February 2024 14:09 (four months ago) link

xp oh boy that's one interesting way to put it

ɥɯ ︵ (°□°) (mh), Wednesday, 7 February 2024 16:13 (four months ago) link

the CEO worked for two crypto companies for a few years, dunno that that makes them a maven.

I? not I! He! He! HIM! (akm), Wednesday, 7 February 2024 19:20 (four months ago) link

I wish the desktop browser version would keep the back arrow glued to the top of the screen when you scroll through replies on a post. It's a small complaint because you can go back by hitting the home icon or your browser back button, but I still find myself scrolling back to the top of posts to do this and then getting annoyed.

Muad'Doob (Moodles), Wednesday, 7 February 2024 22:41 (four months ago) link

yes that is completely annoying

I? not I! He! He! HIM! (akm), Wednesday, 7 February 2024 23:08 (four months ago) link

ask that guy Paul to do it.

I? not I! He! He! HIM! (akm), Wednesday, 7 February 2024 23:08 (four months ago) link

Good feed https://bsky.app/profile/did:plc:vpkhqolt662uhesyj6nxm7ys/feed/infreq

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Thursday, 8 February 2024 03:39 (four months ago) link

The only one from that list that I'm following is Satan. Surprising that he is considered quiet.

immodesty blaise (jimbeaux), Thursday, 8 February 2024 03:40 (four months ago) link

xp nice, that one is half ilx people for me

ɥɯ ︵ (°□°) (mh), Thursday, 8 February 2024 04:02 (four months ago) link

i like how much jamelle bouie has Had Enough with his reply guys on this site

https://bsky.app/profile/jbouie.bsky.social/post/3kkyhdldmvi27

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Friday, 9 February 2024 14:01 (four months ago) link

he blocked me for being a reply guy so I can't read it (I like him, but have always found his social media presence a bit willfully obtuse...he said something quite a while ago that everyone misinterpreted, because IMO he was just not clear, and I said so, and got immediately blocked)

I? not I! He! He! HIM! (akm), Friday, 9 February 2024 14:18 (four months ago) link

If ilx had a block feature and we used it the way these itchy block-fingered high profile guys do on x/blueski we'd quickly have no one reading our posts.

Beyond Goo and Evol (President Keyes), Friday, 9 February 2024 14:52 (four months ago) link

So is Bluesky just another place on the internet to argue about politics?

brotherlovesdub, Friday, 9 February 2024 16:00 (four months ago) link

its a place for cool bot https://bsky.app/profile/random-people-bot.bsky.social

lag∞n, Friday, 9 February 2024 16:02 (four months ago) link

one month passes...

there’s a music critic whom i like, and whose newsletter i subscribe to, but after each new post they spend several days re-blueskying it every three hours and this annoys me far more than it should and i wish i could turn those retweets off

mookieproof, Monday, 11 March 2024 19:07 (three months ago) link

that's lame

ɥɯ ︵ (°□°) (mh), Monday, 11 March 2024 19:08 (three months ago) link

Not that you be should have to, but if the newsletter has a distinctive name or there's some other word they always use in the promo posts, you could try muting it. Not sure if Bluesky mute supports multiword phrases or not.

Alba, Saturday, 16 March 2024 08:32 (two months ago) link

Long interview w/BS’s CEO. I only skimmed it, but found the comments interesting and on-point.

let’s get intertwined (morrisp), Wednesday, 27 March 2024 03:49 (two months ago) link

Brazil Bluesky has suddenly exploded, apparently due to a court order blocking Twitter in Brazil(?)

I keep a “stan account” (sort of as a joke or diversion) that had absolutely zero going on, but was following a few dormant Brazilian fan accounts; and suddenly they sprung to life, along with a bunch of new ones, in a wave of follows and reposts. Pretty cool…

rendered nugatory (morrisp), Sunday, 7 April 2024 23:51 (two months ago) link

I’ve noticed I’ve blocked more people on Bluesky than I’ve blocked in the same time on other social media apps. Every week there’s some new fandom drama that brings the most unhinged takes to my timeline.

Last week was people responding to Ed Piskor’s suicide with posts like “all predators should delete themselves?” “Predators?” “Delete themselves?”

The last few weeks has made me reconsider the value of Google’s identity verification requirements for Google+. However, it’s certainly possible social media is, at the end of the day, bad.

Allen (etaeoe), Saturday, 13 April 2024 16:35 (two months ago) link

In the final year or so that I was on Twitter, I took to using my actual photo as a pfp, and a close version of my real name – as a self-policing measure, to restrict the impulse to be unnecessarily rude, snarky, whatever. (I know that many ppl choose to be non-anonymous anyway, and many others can’t/won’t do it for safety reasons; but it “worked for me” in that respect.)

rendered nugatory (morrisp), Saturday, 13 April 2024 16:50 (two months ago) link

maybe the only reason civilization happened is that at some point physically you could “not be there” or could usually “walk away”?

when the algorithm is feeding you terrible shit it’s hard to get away.

also harder online: re-enacting that story of the Kung bushmen who surrounded a tribe member who was a relentless bad-actor and then filled him with arrows. and then had absolutely the entire community stab him for community participation. i read it an a relatively serious book didn’t check on its truth.

and not that i could recommend it, mind, i def would not do.

schrodingers cat was always cool (Hunt3r), Sunday, 14 April 2024 04:21 (two months ago) link

Every week there’s some new fandom drama that brings the most unhinged takes to my timeline.

― Allen (etaeoe), Saturday, April 13, 2024 12:35 PM (one week ago) bookmarkflaglink

the militarizations of fandoms via social media is wild were not quite at the level of the blue and greens in byzantium but politicians arent above appealing to taylor swift fans or whatnot

lag∞n, Sunday, 21 April 2024 17:04 (one month ago) link

fuck the blues, they were dumb and horrible, GREENS ROCK

mark s, Sunday, 21 April 2024 17:10 (one month ago) link

otm

lag∞n, Sunday, 21 April 2024 17:10 (one month ago) link

when are they going to hijack the back button so when I press it after opening an image it closes the image instead of leaving the site.

don't tell me to use the app.

also q) how do I know I've switched to the 'discover' tab? a) furry cartoons all over my feed.

ledge, Sunday, 21 April 2024 19:58 (one month ago) link

i was just working on that functionality for a site

lag∞n, Sunday, 21 April 2024 20:21 (one month ago) link

https://i.imgur.com/Wt3UCsr.png

lag∞n, Saturday, 4 May 2024 15:03 (one month ago) link

I guess the “bridge” thing with Mastodon worked… I’m seeing these “test” posts from accounts with these complex “.br.id.g” (or whatever) addendums.

rendered nugatory (morrisp), Saturday, 4 May 2024 15:57 (one month ago) link

This seems to be how it works: https://fed.brid.gy/

OG Rizzler (morrisp), Tuesday, 7 May 2024 21:07 (one month ago) link

amazing web site

lag∞n, Tuesday, 7 May 2024 21:08 (one month ago) link

Wow, you can "bridge" yr BS account to the Fediverse just by following a certain account? That's wild

OG Rizzler (morrisp), Tuesday, 7 May 2024 21:29 (one month ago) link

I guess one caution seems to be that if you delete a BS post, it won't (yet) be deleted on the bridged ActivityPub account.

OG Rizzler (morrisp), Tuesday, 7 May 2024 21:32 (one month ago) link

Jack Dorsey claims Bluesky is 'repeating all the mistakes' he made at Twitter

He prefers Nostr even though it’s “weird and hard to use.”

https://www.engadget.com/jack-dorsey-claims-bluesky-is-repeating-all-the-mistakes-he-made-at-twitter-234326121.html

lag∞n, Friday, 10 May 2024 18:18 (one month ago) link

lmao

Dorsey also confirmed that he is financially backing Nostr, another decentralized Twitter-like service popular among some crypto enthusiasts and run by an anonymous founder.

lag∞n, Friday, 10 May 2024 18:20 (one month ago) link

"Why does this censorship follow me wherever I go?"

Never fight uphill 'o me, boys! (President Keyes), Friday, 10 May 2024 18:21 (one month ago) link

“The name is an acronym for Notes and Other Stuff Transmitted by Relays"

mark s, Friday, 10 May 2024 18:23 (one month ago) link


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