This week we discuss the new social networking dariling App.net.
It’s a Twitter competitor with a twist — you have to pay to use it and there are no ads.
Is this service worth it? Is it elitist? Will it ever have a big enough network?
We can’t escape any App.net discussion without discussing the recent Twitter API changes. They are the reason that App.net was funded, and why people are willing to pay $50 a year for a Twitter clone.
Listen to this week’s episode:
- Why we support App.net
- App.net raises $600k to build an ad-free alternative to Twitter
- Is App.net the beginning of ‘White Flight’ from Facebook and Twitter?
- Think App.net is just a Twitter clone? Then you’re missing the point
- Interpreting some of Twitter’s API changes