Yes, progress with Bluesky has been super slow (a bit like Tim Berners-Lee's Solid) but at least we now know what protocol it will use, which will help explain a bit more about what could be expected.
The AT Protocol website is still fairly sparse, but it offers three reasons the decentralized future of social might be the right one: “federated social,” which allows users to use many apps on top of one service; “algorithmic choice,” which lets them decide how that information is presented; and “portable accounts,” meaning you could move your stuff from one app to another without losing your content or social graph.
Don’t hold your breath for the app and protocol to hit your social sphere, though. Bluesky continues to move fairly slowly and is trying to do its work publicly. As Dorsey said when the project launched, “The work must be done transparently in the open, not owned by any single private corporation, furthering the open & decentralized principles of the internet.”
See Bluesky built a decentralized protocol for Twitter — and is working on an app that uses it
Bluesky built a protocol for decentralized social networks and is working on an app that uses it.