App.net, The Ad-Free Twitter, Gets Fully Funded By Kickstarter

Does the world have room for another Twitter? And moreover, does the world even want another Twitter? We're about to find out. What started as a nifty idea and a Kickstarter project has now been fully funded, with "App.net" reaching its $500,000 funding goal overnight. That means that Dalton Caldwell's project has enough money to really kick into overdrive, with a Twitter-like atmosphere of real-time global information streaming hitting its users. What's the primary difference? Well, it's a service dedicated to users, and devoid of advertisers. Many have questioning the stability and genuineness of Twitter now that advertisers are getting more deeply involved, and App.net seems to be an answer to that.

Kickstarter backers were asked to pay $50 for an annual subscription and early access to a username, and for hardcore information lovers, that's a pretty good incentive to get in early.


So, what happens next? With funding, the project is expected to more towards a public alpha / beta, but there's no clear indication of when that'll happen. Will you sign up for another Twitter service? Are you already overloaded with social networks?
Via:  App.net
Tags:  App, Twitter, social, app.net
Comments
Jaybk26 2 years ago

I'm not personally a fan of Twitter so maybe I'm biased. But I do not think the world is ready for/wants a new Twitters. I don't even want the old one.

insidesin 2 years ago

What he says is true, when a free service is created it needs to please advertisers more than a paid service does, but that doesn't mean the free service forgets about users. I mean if users are displeased and start leaving, so do the advertisers. I can't see App.net attracting as large a user base as Twitter because of this subscription barrier.

Erakith 2 years ago

I can't see myself ever paying for a social network.. ever.

nicoletoledo 2 years ago

What is this eharmony.? It might be better than twitter but it jas a major draw back.... membership fee. Plus id rather spend the money on a new game when or if i win the corsair contest. Please thanks.

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