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Here’s Why People Are Backing App.net

With seven days to go, App.net – the ad-free Twitter-like service that lets users control their own data – is 36% of the way to its funding goal. This weekend it opened the first basic, browser-based version of the member-funded messaging service for its backers to try out. ReadWriteWeb asked App.net’s early adopters what moved them to back the project and what they hope to see it become if it reaches its $500,000 funding goal.

App.net Treats Users As Customers, Not Products

With Developers Funding the Service, App.net Has Technical Advantages

App.net Is Better For the Long-Term Health of the Web Than Ad-Supported Networks Like Twitter and Facebook

The funding campaign at join.app.net is open until Monday, August 13 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific time.

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