I love Twitter! I’ve been using the service since 2007 (I signed up on May 9th according to Twibirthday) and I have used it faithfully throughout the years—longer than any other social service online.
But recently a new company called App.net appeared on the scene and despite my early skepticism of paying for a “Twitter clone,” I’ve grown to love not only the platform but also the community as well.
- I can use English: I no longer have to use chat lingo like LOL, BRB or SMH as App.net lets me post up to 256 characters!
- A troll/spam free environment: Due to the $5 monthly fee (or $36/year), only curious/dedicated humans are willing to sign up. While you may encounter an over zealous marketer, spam is (thus far) no where to be seen.
- A Rivr of Annotations: There are many mobile apps for App.net, but Rivr sealed the deal for me due to its use of annotations which make micro blogging soooo muuuucccchh sweeettteeerrr!!
Although I’ll still be fairly active upon Twitter via the official iOS app (which receives far more hate than it deserves from the geekosphere) I’ll probably not create direct tweets upon the service as frequently.