How Does BlueSky Work?

published on 2024/02/25

Okay so that’s a great idea, but like, what does that mean? Currently, BlueSky is a microblogging application, similar to Twitter and Mastodon. How does that fit into the big picture? Well, while it’s true that BlueSky is a microblogging application, that’s not the whole story: BlueSky is an initial application to prove out the viability of the Authenicated Transfer Protocol, known as AT, ATP, or “atproto” for short. BlueSky is the “building” and atproto is the “open foundation for the social internet.”

Steve Klabnik