Ronny Lam

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I Have 50 Dollars, Touché

Just some questions I asked myself after backing App.net:

  • How many people can afford 50 dollars a year for a social network?
  • How many people living in the Arab Spring countries could afford 50 dollars a year?
  • Would the Arab Spring have happened on such a network?
  • Will the quality on App.net be so much higher on App.net?
  • Or will it be an incrowd party?
  • How long will they exist or survive?

I very much like the signal App.net is giving us, but there is something spooky about it. All I can say about and to this satirical spoof is: Touché!