App.net today Introduced a free tier, allowing anyone to take part in the twitter-like service.
The free tier has some significant limitations:
There are incentives though, if you invite someone and they invite others, you both get additional file space.
This is an interesting play, but I’m not sure if it should be seen as doom and gloom: “App.net is struggling for users and has resorted to giving the service away” or exciting: “App.net is livening up the ecosystem and bolstering their position as a social network.”
Either way, if you want to through me an invite at @arcterex I would love you forever :)