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.
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