Sure, Threads reached over 100 million users during its peak, but do you remember Bluesky? This is the Twitter alternative that broke the news earlier this year with its decentralized nature and invite-only system. Well, while it’s not as big as Threads, Bluesky just saw its most significant growth just a day after Elon Musk ticked off Twitter users yet again.
So, what did Elon Musk do this time? Well, during a live stream on Monday with the Israeli prime minister, Elon revealed his plan to stop bot accounts on the platform. He revealed his plans to make Twitter a fully paid platform. This means that everyone will have to pay just to use it.
As you can imagine, the masses didn’t like that idea. Thus, it sparked yet another exodus of migrating users.
Bluesky saw its biggest growth after another Elon Musk blunder
While we still need to wait for more information about Elon’s decision, Twitter users are not so patient. People are leaving the site in droves and they’re moving to the sky. Bluesky just saw its biggest influx of users since opening signups. According to Mashable, an impressive 53,583 new users signed up for the platform just one day after Elon’s announcement.
This brings the platform’s total user base to 1,125,499. That’s modest compared to the numbers touted by Threads. However, Bluesky isn’t owned by a trillion-dollar company, so it gets a pass.
Mastodon, Bluesky, Threads, and other apps have been puffed up by an inflow of fed-up Twitter users, so this should come as no surprise. However, the fact that Bluesky saw its biggest period of growth after Elon said that he was thinking about charging to use the platform says a lot. People do NOT want to pay for services that were previously free.
As stated before, there’s still a bunch of information up in the air about what Elon is going to do with Twitter. For all we know, he could change his mind on it. We’ll just need to wait for more information to come out.