back to article App.net 'not just a way for nerds to talk to each other', boss tells nerds

It has never been quite accurate to describe the social network App.net, founded by developer and entrepreneur Dalton Caldwell a little over a year ago, as simply a Twitter also-ran. True, the similarities between the two are impossible to miss: App.net users have accounts prefixed by “@” from which they post (not tweet) …

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400 nerds claim they wouldn't use any form of social networking even if paid in naked women and gold google/apple products (delete depending on which "team" the fools have decided to cheer for) "because privacy".

Note the google products bit. That's important.

I actually think this is quite a good idea and may go check it out. Thanks for the heads-up.

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Don't worry - I will use it if paid in naked women and gold products.

Suddenly I feel very cheap.

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"We've established what you are, now we're merely haggling over the price" - Churchill

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Actually app.net _is_ a twitter also-ran. I give it a couple of years before the loot runs out and ignominious shuttering.

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