App.net is closing …

… and I’m a little sadder today. I’ve enjoyed using it – even if on a free tier – and the quality of overall discussion and the education and kindness of the people I found there.
Thanks to all those involved. It’s been a pleasure for me.

Ultimately, we failed to overcome the chicken-and-egg issue between application developers and user adoption of those applications. We envisioned a pool of differentiated, fast-growing third-party applications would sustain the numbers needed to make the business work. Our initial developer adoption exceeded expectations, but that initial excitement didn’t ultimately translate into a big enough pool of customers for those developers. This was a foreseeable risk, but one we felt was worth taking.

A sincere thanks to the folks that supported and built App.net.

— Dalton & Bryan

via: http://blog.app.net/2017/01/12/app-net-is-shutting-down

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