Tech Tip: Bluesky

A pic of how Bluesky looks on your phone.

This month I’m highlighting a decentralized social app called Bluesky. It was developed by former Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey.

It aims to create a new form of social media that is open, transparent, and community-driven. The platform uses an open-source framework and has a Twitter-like user interface with algorithmic choice, federated design, and community-specific moderation. Its goal is to find another means to sustain its network outside of advertising with paid services, so it can remain free to users.

What is

As a 3rd party app, is a Bluesky client that supports multi-column browsing, allowing you to check everything you care about at once (just like TweetDeck!).

How does this work?

By using, you can do everything you can already do on the official apps with the benefit of an information-efficient layout, organizing columns – updated in real time – to better fit your needs. Wanna keep track of many searched terms at once? Just add a column for each one! By using Bluesky’s custom feed system, you can also follow as many communities as you want.

Have a cool app, tool, or tech tip you’d like to share? Contact Chase Masters. Please note that Tech Tips are personal recommendations and might not be officially endorsed or supported by U-M.

Author: Chase Masters, University Library

Chase's role at the Taubman Health Sciences Library includes managing technology projects and resources, consulting with faculty to effectively incorporate technology into their curriculum, supervising staff, serving in the HS-STEM Administration Unit, and identifying and building partnerships with instructional technology units throughout the university community. You may reach him at