Anil Dash echoed Tess Rinearson in calling [App.net] a “country club”; others have alluded to its slightly-less-than-diverse demographics. Most of this criticism stems from a perception of the service as a Twitter clone that costs money. Which is totally fair because right now, that’s all it is. But it’s also a bit like calling the web in 1993 an AOL clone for rich white college students. Fair, but entirely missing the point.
Best description of the potential of App.net I’ve read so far. I still have some reservations but I’m also excited about the potential (especially for when they figure out how to not charge every single user $50 for write access.)
You can find me on App.net here.