The hot new social network is called Bluesky, which is actually a new startup from Twitter co-founder, Jack Dorsey. It looks exactly like Twitter, but it really only has the basics right now, which is likely why it is invite only right now. But it is gaining quite a bit of momentum. So today, we’re going to show you how you can get an invite code to Bluesky.
What is Bluesky?
Bluesky is a new microblogging platform, like Twitter. Which is actually backed by Twitter’s co-founder and former CEO, Jack Dorsey. Many users have commented on how Bluesky does look like a carbon copy of Twitter, but with less mess. And having Dorsey behind it, makes plenty of sense for that.
The platform runs on the “AT Protocol” which is a new protocol that Bluesky is working on. It runs on a decentralized system, that means that people will eventually be able to use this technology to create their own applications and communities with rules and algorithms customized to their liking. The goal here is to make a system where no single person nor algorithm reigns supreme over the users experience. Which is currently a big problem over on Twitter.
Bluesky’s chief executive, Jay Graber has stated in a blog post that the technology for Bluesky is a “foundation for the next generation of social apps” that aims to bring back the “openness and creativity of the early web.”
How to get an invite code to Bluesky
There are two ways to get an invite code to Bluesky. The first is by heading to their website here, and joining the waitlist. It’s currently unclear how long it’ll take to get off the waitlist. But there is a faster way to get an invite code.
The other way is going to be, getting a code from someone that has them. Once you get a code, you’ll be able to put into the site and start your account. Here’s what a Bluesky invite code will look like: bsky-social-xxxxx. This way you’ll know if you have a valid code or not. Keep in mind that only one person can use each code. So once it has been used once, it’s dead.
Currently, you’ll see a lot of spam on Twitter, Reddit and other social sites asking for Bluesky invites. Which means there are also scammers out there. In fact, we’ve come across a good number of users trying to sell invite codes for $50 or more. Don’t buy invite codes to Bluesky. Especially since you have no way of knowing if the invite code you’ll be given is going to be valid or not, after you’ve paid the money.
When do Bluesky users get invite codes to share?
Another hot topic with Bluesky has been, when do existing users get invite codes to share? Well, according Bluesky, users will get one invite code for every two weeks that they’ve been on the platform. So brand new users won’t have invite codes to share, but they should get some in a few weeks.
There’s no word yet on when Bluesky will launch, so it could be in this invite only phase for quite some time. The good news is, that everyone on Bluesky is commenting about how lightning fast it is. Likely because there’s no ads.