Jack Dorsey Tells Scholar Who Tracks Musk’s Jet to ‘Carry on Keepin on’

  • Jack Dorsey inspired the faculty pupil who tracks Elon Musk’s non-public jet to maintain on posting.
  • He inspired the coed to put up updates to Twitter rivals Bluesky and Nostr.
  • The @ElonJet account acquired banned from Twitter after Musk took over.

Twitter cofounder Jack Dorsey has doubled down on his express and implicit criticism of Elon Musk, encouraging the faculty pupil who tracks Elon Musk’s non-public jet to maintain posting on rival apps Bluesky and Nostr.

Dorsey, who has given cash to each platforms and sits on Bluesky’s board, acquired into a short trade on Bluesky with school pupil Jack Sweeney Saturday concerning the jet-tracking account. The @ElonJet initially began on Twitter however was banned in December after Musk took over the positioning.

“What’s ur tackle ElonJet?” the faculty pupil requested Dorsey.

“Carry on keepin on,” Dorsey responded, including: “Ship updates right here and to nostr.”

Bluesky is a much-hyped Twitter-like app that’s at the moment invite-only. It has greater than 60,000 customers, Insider beforehand reported, together with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Twitter comedy account Dril. The undertaking initially began at Twitter whereas Dorsey served as CEO, however was spun out and is now run by Jay Graber.

Sweeney instructed Insider he joined the app on April 30 and arrange his private and @ElonJet accounts. “It has that attractive feeling like Twitter,” he stated.

When organising his account, somebody had already claimed the username @elonjet, so Sweeney requested the individual if they might hand it over – and so they did. “I needed it in good fingers,” the proprietor instructed Sweeney.

He additionally adopted Dorsey’s recommendation and joined Nostr on Saturday. 

Nostr, which stands for Notes and Different Stuff Transmitted by Relays, is an open protocol that goals to create a censorship-resistant world social community. Dorsey tweeted in December final 12 months that he had donated simply over 1 / 4 million {dollars} in Bitcoin to its nameless founder, @fiatjaf.

Jack Dorsey welcoming @ElonJet on Nostr.

A screengrab of Jack Dorsey welcoming @ElonJet on Nostr.


Dorsey’s remarks cement an obvious change of coronary heart in the direction of Musk. The entrepreneur had been vocally supportive by 2022 of Musk’s acquisition of Twitter however, after mass firings and patchy website reliability, now says the billionaire should not have finished the deal. Dorsey hasn’t posted on Twitter since January, however is energetic on each Bluesky and Nostr.

Sweeney created the unique @ElonJet account in 2020, utilizing public flight knowledge to watch the whereabouts the of billionaire’s non-public jet. He shot to fame when Musk supplied him $5,000 to take down his Twitter account in January 2022.

The billionaire known as the account a “safety threat” and stated he did not wish to be “shot by a nutcase.” The coed requested for $50,000 – however it by no means materialized.

When Musk acquired Twitter in October final 12 months, Sweeney feared his account, @elonjet, can be banned. Musk said in November that he would not take away the account.

However in December, Sweeney’s greater than 30 accounts monitoring celebrities’ jets, together with these of Mark Zuckerberg, Donald Trump, and Kim Kardashian, have been all suspended. He promptly arrange store elsewhere, together with Instagram, Discord, and Mastodon. He instructed Insider on Saturday, nevertheless, that Mastodon wasn’t as attractive as Twitter or Bluesky.

A couple of week after the everlasting ban, Sweeney arrange a brand new Twitter account that had the identical function as @elonjet, solely it will be posting with a 24-hour delay to comply with Twitter’s new pointers. 

Musk did not instantly reply to a request for remark from Insider.