Dear App.Net, you owe me some money…

26Nov - by Frank Koehntopp - 0 - In Blogging

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When App.Net started it looked like a great idea. Not only did it offer an escape from the Twitter 140 chars limit for more intensive discussions, it had other novel features as well. In short, it seemed worth supporting, so I did (see above).

A few months in I found that it basically has the same people discussing the same things on Twitter, with minor variations. While it still had interesting stuff (it seemed to form more deeply connected groups easier, for example, maybe because it lacked a lot of the spam?) I found it tedious to check yet another network. I’m mainly active on Twitter, look into Facebook now and then and started using Google+ for photography related things.

I decided I could not find the time for App.Net in the near future, so I cancelled my paid account. I had another 5 months to play with it, so I could always reconsider, right?

Then this happened:

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What the…. seriously? You’re kicking me out while I’m still on a paid account? I think you owe me something…

Has this happened to anyone else?