Bluesky activates rate limits to contain traffic

Alex Omenye
Alex Omenye

Social network Bluesky, declared it would implement rate limits to enhance the security and stability of its network.

However, it promised users that their ability to publish will not be affected.

Elon Musk, the owner of X, announced that the organisation once known as Twitter would be doing away with the “block” function, which left people hunting for a Twitter replacement once more. This statement caused Bluesky to have a record-high traffic spike as a result.

On August 18, shortly after Musk’s declaration, Bluesky collapsed under the weight of additional traffic.

When trying to browse postings, users had issues with slow load times and the occasional error message. The loading of graphics and images was also slow. However, the problems were fixed, and Bluesky announced to new signups that it had broken its previous traffic record.

The company claims it would implement some application rate limits for specific tasks, including changing your user handle or resetting your password, with stability and performance now at the forefront of its considerations.

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