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Twitter rival Bluesky said the site experienced a “record-setting surge” on Saturday after Executive Chairman and Chief Technology Officer Elon Musk said the site would temporarily limit the number of posts users can read each day. High Flow”.

musk wrote in a tweet Verified accounts, unverified accounts and new unverified accounts will be restricted differently on the social media site due to “extreme levels of data scraping” and “system manipulation.” Musk changed the limits several times on Saturday, announced at some point Verified accounts can view 10,000 posts per day, unverified accounts can view 1,000 posts, and new unverified accounts can view 500 posts. Users reported seeing a “rate limit exceeded” error message when they viewed their allotted number of posts.

So people are turning to Bluesky, a new text-based social media site backed by Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey. Bluesky, which is still in invite-only beta, said in a post on Saturday that its systems had “experienced some performance degradation due to record high traffic.” The platform also had to temporarily suspend registrations to address performance issues.

Blue Sky resumed registration Sunday night.

Twitter responded to CNBC’s request for comment via an automated reply. Blue Sky did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Bluesky was originally incubated within Twitter in 2019, when Dorsey was still CEO. The app runs on a decentralized web technology called the AT Protocol, which could theoretically power future social apps that allow people to maintain their identities across multiple platforms.

February 2022, Bluesky project member created Bluesky Public Benefit LLC, with Jay Graber as CEO and Dorsey as one of the founding board members.company Announce In April 2022, the company said on Twitter that it had secured $13 million in funding “to ensure we have the freedom and independence to begin research and development.”

According to Bluesky, it had more than 50,000 users as of the end of April this year. website.

Bluesky isn’t Twitter’s only emerging competitor.Decentralized messaging app Mastodon generated a lot of interest in November, social media giant Yuan It previously confirmed to CNBC that it is “exploring an independent decentralized social network to share text updates.”

Meta may be ready for release, according to The Verge report on saturday Meta’s Twitter competitor, Threads, briefly appeared in the Google Play Store.

Meta did not immediately respond to CNBC’s request for comment.

— CNBC’s Jonathan Vanian contributed to this report.


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