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Twitter Competitor App.net Reaches Funding Goal – Now What?

So App.net has blasted straight through its $500k Kickstarter goal and is currently at $744 with eleven hours left. And this is making Dalton Caldwell, App.net’s founder, the talk of Twitter.

The look and feel of the Alpha site is very Twitterish and early users are snapping up their Twitter handles with a quickness (it will be first come, first serve later).

But outside of potentially losing out on snagging your Twitter handle on a new platform that you likely don’t care about (yet) – what’s the big deal about App.net? That part is a little complicated.

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If App.net Raises $500k By Monday, Twitter May Be In For Some Serious Competition

App.net is billing itself as a “different kind of social platform” and it’s gearing up to woo you away from Twitter (and Facebook).

The catch? It will be a paid platform unlike the free Twitter and Facebook options. But THAT may not be so bad actually.
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