For those of you that aren’t sure what App.net is, it is almost like an ad-free Twitter. You pay either a monthly or yearly cost for membership, and you use it (from what I understand, I’m not currently a user) like you would Twitter. However it also has other services, such as file storage. Well today, it has introduced a new limited free account that is accessible via invite only. With this new account type, you get the following:
- Free accounts can follow a maximum of 40 users (unlimited for paid accounts)
- Free accounts will have 500 MB of free file (10 GB for paid accounts)
- Free accounts can upload a file with a maximum size of 10 MB (100 MB for paid accounts)
I am interested in trying this out, as it may persuade me to make the plunge on App.net, as I’ve seen no reason to as of yet. I think this is a great way for them to begin to expand the service, and hope to see them possibly open this up to non-invite only as well.
What do you think? Are you hoping to try out the service? Do you think this will make you take another look at it? Let us know in the comments, or tweet me @TiP_Kyle.