(Goodbye) Blue Sky
Did you ever wonder why we had to run for shelter
Am I too proud to try out whatever new social media garbage comes along? First of all: no, and second: even if I had any self-respect I’d feel professionally obligated. So yesterday I swallowed my lack of pride and begged for a Blue Sky invite, and oomf (who shall remain anonymous to avoid whatever blame comes of opening the velvet rope to the likes of me) came through. Here’s what a post looks like:
The interface is basically a simpler Twitter, with a lot fewer users. It does have working search and post quoting, the two major missing features from Mastodon, but not much else besides the basics. Lots of highbie shitposters are currently trying it out, as well as Dril, AOC, and Taylor Lorenz. For Tabs subscribers today: my observations from about 18 hours of Blue Sky experience, and an open thread about how we’re all dealing with the collapse of social media.