With Elon Musk’s X flailing, could it be Bluesky ahead?

With the former Twitter taking a nosedive, users are looking for an alternative, and many think the civil, friendly platform is the most serious contender

Increasing numbers of people are deserting Elon Musk’s X and transferring to the ‘more pleasant’ Bluesky, which recently hit the 1 million users mark. Picture: Getty

It’s been just over a year since Elon Musk paid way over the odds to acquire the social media platform that was then called Twitter. Despite the damage he’s done in the intervening time, Irish users of the company now known as X have struggled to quit the network altogether.

In the period directly after Musk took over the company there was a large exodus of users to Twitter alternatives such as Mastodon, and with ...