App.net's Global Feed
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."
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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