What's people's general opinion on how we should pay for social networks, by the way?
I'm not so keen on the app.net model: I'm happy to pay for a service but I think I'd rather that it was free with ads and you pay to remove the ads, rather than all being behind a paywall. I think what I don't like about the app.net model as it stands is the air of exclusivity – you can make a conversation exclusive by simply having it privately with a few people, to get that effect if that's what your'e looking for. But by putting the paywall at the entrance, if you genuinely want to share something with everyone, even in a read-only way, you can't. (Unless app.net allows readonly statuses?)