Ronny Lam

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App.net, I'm In...

I couldn’t resist backing App.net. Being disappointed in the commerciality of Twitter, the walled multi-media garden of Google Plus, not even thinking about Facebook, great initiative but I don’t believe in Diaspora. I am still looking for a network that I believe in and where the focus is on the user. Don’t we all agree that there is no such thing as a free service and that the product of a free service is the user? In a free service you and me as users are being sold to advertisers. And that’s why I want to give this paid network the benefit of the doubt. It’s good to see that they reached their goal, so I can’t wait to start interacting with devoted users on App.net.