→ Ben Brooks on the Difference Between Public Networks and Private Networks

Ben Brooks, after explaining the difference between public and private golf courses:

That’s the difference between Twitter and App.net to me. Twitter is the public golf course, the coach seat. It’s where everyone is, and that’s exactly the problem. App.net is where a few people that are invested in the product, its direction, and the overall health of the service, go to socialize online.

He makes a pretty spot-on comparison.