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dalton
    There are now >17,500 accounts on App.net
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    squozen
      @dalton Can you give a breakdown by country/timezone? Still seems very sleepy.
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        brianerickson
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          drewcoffman
            @dalton Glad to have a User ID < 100 :) Congratulations on the success so far!
            andrewschmidt
              @dalton Ugh. Delete half of 'em. Thanks.
              dalton
                @squozen This is the best I have: http://appnetstats.com/ "sleepy" is in the eye of the beholder. The global feed is incredibly active for such a small userbase, imho.
                squozen
                  @dalton Thanks for the response, appreciated.
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                      ca
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                        sayzlim
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                          warriorbob
                            @dalton Congrats! How many of those are active, or do a lot of them stay quiet and just read? What does the distribution of post frequency or number of followers look like? I've always been curious what a new service looks like.
                            zen
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                              dag
                                No updates since August 13th on the main app.net website. Might as well be a year in web time. @dalton I can feel the news cycle starting to shift away from App.net. Momentum is everything.
                                elijahmanor
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                                  ichris
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                                    erik
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                                      shopperslove_com
                                        @dalton congratulations and well done!
                                        matty8r
                                          @dalton paid accounts. awesome.
                                          phil
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                                            slackerstyle
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                                                dalton
                                                  @warriorbob well this service just came into being a few weeks ago, so it's hard to have a clear answer on that. I should also note we intend to stay out of the "vanity" engagement metrics spin that often occurs w/ad-supported services
                                                  dalton
                                                    @dag do you mean join.app.net website? We have been constantly working on the backend of it, going to roll out some front-end changes this week
                                                    thelogosmith
                                                      >> @dalton: There are now >17,500 accounts on App.net
                                                      oj
                                                        @dalton Do you have any publicly visible goals for stats and timelines? I'm keen to know how many people you're hoping to have on and when. At the moment, it still feels a bit like an echo chamber.
                                                        dalton
                                                          @oj Everyone that has paid for an account is in the alpha. A week ago there were 10K people, so it has almost doubled in a week. What are your expectations? This service is nowhere near ready for mainstream adoption. Patience.
                                                          oj
                                                            @dalton This isn't about impatience mate, this is about me not wanting to see it go the way of identi.ca or Google Wave. Lack of people helped kill those things. I'm here and backing you, but need to see more people and more discussion :)
                                                            oj
                                                              @dalton BTW, don't see that as me dissing the achievements so far. It's because I give a shit that I'm talking to you. If I didn't, I'd have left already.
                                                              warriorbob
                                                                @dalton That certainly makes sense. No worries at all, it was just general curiosity that prompted the question.
                                                                jbrooksuk
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                                                                    dalton
                                                                      @oj Some amazing software is being built by 3rd party devs. Soon it will be in the app store/google play etc. With a bit more maturity in the software and API features I think the ecosystem will be prepared for more adoption. These are the pioneer days :)
                                                                      ryantharp
                                                                        » @dalton: @oj Everyone that has paid for an account is in the alpha. A week ago there were 10K people, so it has almost doubled in a week. What are your expectations? This service is nowhere near ready for mainstream adoption. Patience.
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                                                                          dalton
                                                                            @oj I understand. Part of making this a paid service is to have a business model with a solid foundation. We don't need to immediately capture millions of eyeballs to raise money/sell advertising etc. We are here for the long haul.
                                                                            boumi
                                                                              @dalton nice to see that alpha.app.net has already got some improvements. i think despite of the importance of good 3rd party apps alpha is THE showcase for all of us. (first impression-effect)
                                                                              bav
                                                                                Wow!! RP @icraigt: » @dalton: "There are now >17,500 accounts on App.net"
                                                                                oj
                                                                                  @dalton They are indeed, and as I said I'm here for those reasons. My concern is just about critical mass before people lose interest. I'm keen to see what your hopes are for numbers and for what timeframes.
                                                                                  dalton
                                                                                    @boumi right first impressions count, and part of this site that will always be around as the place where folks manage their account/change their password/update billing info/manage oAuth permissions etc.
                                                                                    oj
                                                                                      @dalton I don't doubt that for a second, but the users need to be too. I'm doing my bit to get people involved, but I'm obviously a very small fish in the biggest possible pond.
                                                                                      dalton
                                                                                        @oj My goal was 10,000 people. I explain the thinking here: http://daltoncaldwell.com/an-audacious-proposal We got the critical mass I wanted, and then some. There are enough interesting folks here to build something amazing, imho.
                                                                                        jaco
                                                                                          Yes wow. Where are they? I get the feeling many are waiting for: a) crit mass b4 popping-up, b) ability to DM c) mobile clients d) approval from SO -kidding - what else? @bav Wow!! RP @icraigt: » @dalton: "There are now >17,500 accounts on App.net"
                                                                                          oj
                                                                                            @dalton I certainly hope so. I will be around to see how it pans out. I wish you luck. Twitter has pissed me off long enough and I have wanted something like this to come along and knock it off it's perch.
                                                                                            pauldyson
                                                                                              @dalton I'd encourage you to post stats; its not about vanity but transparency. User numbers, location spread, active users vs. logins, messages per hour, etc. are all valuable to people willing to spend $50 & devote time to trying to make it a success.
                                                                                              dalton
                                                                                                @pauldyson user numbers are easy for 3rd parties to tell via the max user_id. Messages per hour, users per day etc are also published by third parties: http://appnetstats.com/ There is a great deal of inherent transparency in a service like this.
                                                                                                pauldyson
                                                                                                  @dalton so that's a nice snapshot of what's going on at the moment but I was talking more about growth & adoption stats which isn't something I think you can or should leave to a third party.
                                                                                                  joe_c
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                                                                                                      jonrussell
                                                                                                        numbers creeping up >> @dalton: There are now >17,500 accounts on App.net
                                                                                                        j_littlewood
                                                                                                          Them's some fast growth » @dalton: There are now >17,500 accounts on App.net
                                                                                                          timpritlove
                                                                                                            @dalton can you give us an update on the number of accounts on @adn?
                                                                                                            dalton
                                                                                                              @timpritlove my policy thus far is just to announce when milestones are reached. Trying to focus on quality and not just make this a numbers game
                                                                                                              timpritlove
                                                                                                                @dalton fair enough. just curious.