Dorsey said Blue Sky team members should have notions about Blockchain and develop decentralized standards for social networks.
The CEO of Twitter and Square, Jack Dorsey, announced yesterday the creation of an independent team formed open source developers for the design of a decentralized standard applicable to social networks, which will be known as Blue Sky.
According to information published by the company manager, this new group looks for developers, engineers and programmers following a model similar to the one implemented by Square Crypto, but instead of focusing its efforts to reinforce the digital currency payment line, this team I would develop open standards for decentralized processes in social networks, which could take advantage of tools and properties that Blockchain offers for the management of information, governance processes and monetization for participants.
“The goal is that … ultimately … Twitter will become a customer of these standards.”
According to Dorsey, one of the main objectives of this group is the “Fake News” approach, precisely because of the social networks’ proneness to the widespread dissemination of erroneous information associated with topics of interest, thus avoiding misinformation and opening the possibility of identifying those responsible after these campaigns.
Insight on ‘Blue SKy’
Going deeper into this new group and its work, the director of the legal and policy area of Twitter, Vijaya Gadde, said in a message through her account on the platform that this project will be known as Blue Sky, and will be part of a plan designed by the company to support its vision of “a free and open Internet”.
According to Dorsey, one of the main objectives of this group is the “Fake News” approach, precisely because social networks are prone to the widespread dissemination of erroneous information associated with topics of interest, avoiding thus the misinformation and opening the possibility of identifying those responsible after these campaigns.
In this regard, the HumanFirst.Tech startup representative, Kaliya Young, said that multiple studies ensure that the Fake News approach contributes to creating a much healthier environment within the same social networks, so the Blue Sky team I should support the work done by some experts instead of starting from scratch.
Beyond the expectations regarding the work of the new group, many analysts suggest that it would be very difficult to point out the problems that the team would address in the first instance, precisely because of the great scope of action they would have for the development of decentralized standards for social networks.
Young said that the most sensible thing would be to hire people who have done this type of work before, or at least who are very soaked with the central theme. However, the founder of the startup 2way.io, Tim Pastoor, said that a good starting point could be in the management of the identity of the users of social networks, since this would be a base point to guarantee social networks a lot healthier.
Although there are no names yet on the list of possible candidates for the Dorsey BlueSky group, the Twitter CTO, Parag Agrawal, made it clear that future team members should have work experience in the Blockchain sector and have prospects about its usefulness in various fields.
In this regard, Argawal commented:
“To be sure, the work of the Blue Sky team requires its members to think beyond the Twitter business model and what is seen in the general open source processes … The emphasis must be on business models for the various entities involved. around a more decentralized standard. “
Although there are currently no additional details regarding the work of the group and potential members, various experts in the area expressed their support for this initiative indicating that it constitutes a very important step to improve the ecosystems seen within the Main social networks. However, there were also tailored critics who pointed out some important obstacles along the way to achieving those goals.
Among the people who expressed their support is the head of Microsoft affiliated projects, Daniel Buchner. On the other hand, among the detractors he highlighted the participation of the director of research for the new digital currency of the MIT, Neha Narula, who shared a 100-page report on the obstacles present when building a decentralized network.