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→ is Funded

As of approximately 1:30pm Eastern, has met its funding goal.

If you are an member, you can find me here.

→ App.Net Almost Fully Funded but still Needs Some Help

I was tipped off by this post from Elliot Jay Stocks:

I made my own pledge on Thursday, when their chances of hitting their goal weren’t looking too great, but what a difference a few days can make: at the time of writing, they’ve raised $458,800 of their $500,000 goal. Pledging money on Thursday felt like sending a message of support; pledging money today could tip the balance.

I did not believe the numbers. On Friday when I looked, things were closer to $353,000. As of the writing of this post, they were up to $483,550. Now, with a small push in the next day, looks like it will be fully funded. If you have been waiting on the edges to decide whether or not you want to fund, now is the time to make the commitment. My reasons for funding are:

  • Ad free experience
  • Robust API to allow for third party client support
  • Higher barrier to entry, resulting in a a reduction of noise in my stream (including much less spam)

If you need more reasons why you should consider funding, check out: Ben Brooks, Marco Arment, Matt Alexander, and John Gruber.

→ Ben Brooks is the latest to Push App.Net

Ben Brooks with his reasons for why we should all support, including:

Twitter that won’t ever block a third party client.

I added my support some time ago. Unfortunately, it looks like they will not get anywhere near their goal.