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Bluesky temporarily stops registrations because many people join from Twitter


Bluesky, a decentralized social network similar to Twitter, is pausing new signups “temporarily” to try to resolve performance issues it’s been experiencing after Twitter introduced limits on the number of tweets you can see in a day. Although you still need an invite code to be able to join Bluesky, it seems that the influx of new users has been a problem.

“We will be temporarily pausing Bluesky logs while our team continues to resolve existing performance issues.” Bluesky wrote in a post.. “We will keep you informed when the invitation codes resume their functionality. We are excited to welcome more users to our beta soon!”

An image from Bluesky’s post.
Screenshot by Jay Peters / The Verge

blue sky status page it currently says the platform is experiencing “degraded performance,” with the first trouble notice at 1:47 pm ET. “Degraded performance” feels like an accurate description: on the web, I can still get posts to load, even though they often take a long time. Things seem a bit smoother to me in the iOS app.

At 2:03 p.m. ET, Bluesky said in a post that this is “record traffic.” He’s also rolling out mobile app updates to try and fix things, according to Bluesky engineer Paul Frazee.

Problems with Twitter first surfaced on Friday when the platform began blocking unregistered users, which owner Elon Musk said was a problem. “temporary emergency measure” because it was getting “so much data looting” that it was affecting things for regular users. On Saturday, Musk announced new limits on the number of tweets users can see in a day.

Mastodon is also apparently seeing a huge increase in users. According to a trackerthe platform has seen more than 26,000 new accounts in the last day.

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