Archive for App.net SmartBlogs

The South by Southwest Interactive Festival drew people from a variety of perspectives together to listen to App.net Founder and CEO Dalton Caldwell discuss an alternative to ad-supported social networking. As a heavy Facebook and Twitter user, ad-supported social networking is the only model I know, but by the end of the session, I was able to see a feemium model as a real possibility.[…] Continue Reading »

Generally speaking, App.net is intended to be something of an ad-free Twitter clone, whereby users post updates and subscribe to others, creating a real-time feed personalized to their liking. Been there, done that, right? Well, not exactly. Neither Twitter nor Facebook are “ad-free.” The contention behind the social network is that increasingly more people are becoming “leery of the increasing efforts of Twitter and Facebook to position ads around their socializing,” Technology Review’s Tom Simonte wrote.[…] Continue Reading »