Now in its alpha stage, App.net is a real-time ad-free social feed (think: Twitter alternative) and API that is focusing on gaining paid users and not advertising dollars. App.net’s founder, Dalton Caldwell, explains in this video what App.net is, why he started it and why a paid membership model is good for its users. A fundraising campaign has been started and backers can secure their personal handle and membership service.
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