Giving App.net A Try

Since it’s Ben‘s favourite thing in the world, and since he sent me an invitation for a free month trial, I’ve decided to give App.net a try for the week. There’s not much happening on my account as it stands, but maybe that will change by the end of the week.

While I’m definitely entrenched in the tech world, I am usually slow to adopt new products into my life. Most tech geeks love the pursuit of new products, always testing out the latest “Beta” of XYZ.app. I, on the other hand, much prefer to read about others’ experience before deciding to take the plunge.

App.net hasn’t intrigued me the same way that Twitter did when I first signed up in 2007. The product itself feels boring. Sure, it has many of the same features as Twitter, and a few extras too. But, what problem is it solving? I already have a “stream of short messages mixed with conversations” app, thanks.

I’ll give it a week and see how it goes. Maybe I’ll fall in love and never look back. Or, maybe I’ll just delete it all and start again. Again.

Originally posted for members on: February 13, 2013
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