App.net global feed

App.net's Global Feed

Storify has announced that App.net, a new "real-time social feed" which opened in alpha to its backers this month, has been integrated into the Storify platform.

In a Storify this week it was announced that updates posted on App.net can now be pulled into digital storytelling platform Storify, along with a number of other sources which already exist, from Twitter and Flickr, to YouTube and Instagram.

According to Storify: "With their early adopters, App.net for the moment is an interesting new source to find reactions to news in the technology world."

App.net in Storify

Once App.net has been selected as a source for a Storify, users will be able to view the "global stream" of updates, as well as those for a particular user or by searching for a hashtag, Storify explains.

Then when updates from App.net are pulled into a Storify, they will appear "just like quotes from other social networks".

App.net describes itself as a "different kind of social platform". The service will not be ad supported, with members and developers instead asked to pay to use the platform, at a cost of $50 a year for members, and $100 a year for developers.

App.net was first announced in July by founder and chief executive Dalton Caldwell, who said he had been working on it for a year already.

In a bid "to manifest this grand vision" App.net launched "a Kickstarter-esque campaign" during which it managed to raise its goal of $500,000 in backing.

Explaining how the platform works, App.net says members "have a new social graph and real-time feed" available from App.net's mobile app or website.

Looking to the future the site adds this its focus will be "on expanding our core experience by nurturing a powerful ecosystem based on third-party developer built 'apps'".

And developers "will be able to read and write to a Twitter-like API", the site adds.

"Developers behaving in good faith will have free reign to build alternate UIs [user interfaces], new business models of their own, and whatever they can dream up."

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