Bluesky welcomed two Twitter stars on Thursday. Dril joined first, followed by AOC.
Bluesky, the invite-only alternative to Twitter that is decentralized and based on birds, has gained a lot of traction in recent weeks. I’ve noticed a number of people who I follow on Bluesky have started showing up there. The Twitter-clone may feel more like the New Twitter, now that Dril and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez have joined.
Dril’s Bluesky account doesn’t make it clear that it is him. He has not linked a domain to his handle for example. Dril posted one time, but I won’t include it here because the post is not safe for work. Paul Frazee confirmed on Thursday that @dril.bsky.social, the Dril profile, is real.
Dril’s presence is notable also because he has been dunking for a while on Twitter and was a major advocate the #BlockTheBlue movement, which aims to block people who have Twitter Blue Verification checkmarks. I don’t think Dril will be moving to Bluesky full-time in the near future, given that the platform hasn’t been made public yet. But if Dril stopped posting on Twitter you’d probably find his shitposts there.
Ocasio Cortez hasn’t tied a domain to her Twitter profile @aoc.bsky.social. Bluesky employee Daniel Holmgren confirmed it was her.
Bluesky announced that the “biggest ever single-day” increase in users occurred on Thursday. It said it would upgrade its database at 5:30PM Eastern Time, which will result in a five minute downtime.
Any bets as to how long it will take before we are no longer able to talk about Bluesky? It would not be unheard of.