February 25, 2013
App.net Introduces a Freemium Model

App.net today Introduced a free tier, allowing anyone to take part in the twitter-like service.

The free tier has some significant limitations:

  • Have to get an invite from an existing (paid) user
  • Limited to following 40 users
  • 500mb of file storage
  • 10mb max file upload

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 :)

Posted by Arcterex at February 25, 2013 12:16 PM