mailbox.org opens BlueSky invitation code exchange platform
The takeover by Elon Musk has changed Twitter - now also known as X - dramatically. Less stringent moderation by the X/Twitter team, more radical communication and botnets posing as X/Twitter users and abusing the platform are just some of the effects. In response, many users worldwide sought refuge in the federated network Mastodon. We are also represented there with our accounts and our own instances via mailbox.org, OpenTalk and Heinlein Support. Mastodon's decentralized approach offers numerous advantages for a robust, uncensored network.
Mastodon as a Twitter alternative?
However, many X/Twitter users struggle with Mastodon and have not yet fully embraced it. Commercial or professional accounts have been very hesitant to switch to Mastodon. Despite their dissatisfaction, many users remain with X/Twitter, as Mastodon has unfortunately not yet been able to achieve the desired popularity.
New perspectives through BlueSky
BlueSky has been bringing a breath of fresh air to the social media landscape for a few weeks now. This platform was launched by Twitter founder and former CEO Jack Dorsey and is similar to Twitter in many respects, but also has its own unique approach. Today's BlueSky platform looks very similar to Twitter.
Professionals are increasingly switching to BlueSky
User numbers and interest in BlueSky have risen sharply in recent weeks, which is certainly also due to a clever shortage campaign. A BlueSky account can only be opened if you can produce one of the coveted invitation codes from an already registered BlueSky user. These invitation codes help to keep abuse and botnets away from the platform. Many professional Twitter users, especially those with a large and dedicated reach, have switched to BlueSky in recent days and some have officially left Twitter. Invitation codes are now traded on exchanges.
Our exchange platform for BlueSky invitation codes
In order to provide mailbox.org users with easy access to BlueSky, we have set up an exchange platform for invitation codes.
Get your BlueSky invitation code here: https://mailbox.org/bluesky
- mailbox.org customers who are already on BlueSky and have codes available can upload them. On behalf of the mailbox.org community, we would like to thank all committed contributors!
- mailbox.org customers who do not yet have a BlueSky invitation code can be placed on a digital waiting list and will receive it by e-mail as soon as possible.
Note: To prevent abuse, only mailbox.org users who have had a regular, paid account for more than four weeks can access the exchange.
How will BlueSky develop?
Although it is still unclear how BlueSky will develop and critical questions can be asked about the future of the platform, we currently see it as absolutely worthwhile to escape the decline of X/Twitter not only on Mastodon or LinkedIn but also on BlueSky. Personally, we prefer federated systems such as Mastodon, but the quality of communication and accounts on BlueSky has been convincing so far and we view the development positively. Definitely more positive than the developments on Twitter that we have seen in recent weeks.
We look forward to meeting many of our users there again.